Faculty: Virginia Wood
Description: A creative writing course focusing on the tensions writers of color and of marginalized identities face between the stories we write and external pressures, especially as the story transitions from text to film. As students develop their creative work, they will simultaneously endeavor to develop their own lenses on these and related topics through studying the work of Amy Tan, Justin Torres, James Baldwin, Jordan Peele, and more. Students will reckon with contemporary texts and films across communities, genres, and movements, with an eye toward their own literary and cultural history. With a final goal of producing a portfolio of daily work, experiments, and an ultimate formally workshopped creative project, students should expect a writing and reading-intensive experience, in which improvement of their work is directly tied to development as a literary scholar and productive participant in conversations with local and global resonance.
Meeting Information: 01/04/2021-01/26/2021 On Campus Jan Term Course Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Section Requisite: Estimated Out of Pocket Expense: $50.