The Scriptorium: Critical Theories (LIT2227.01)

Camille Guthrie

Our scriptorium, a “place for writing,” will function as a class for beginning writers and for those students who want to improve their essay skills. We will read to write and write to read, following the originator of the form, Montaigne. Much of our time will be occupied with writing probatively, as essai means “trial” or “attempt.” This class will read model examples of theory and criticism with a focus on gender and sexuality studies. We will practice various essay structures with the aim of developing a persuasive, well-supported thesis. In addition, we will revise collaboratively, improve our research skills, and study grammar. Our aim is to learn to write with complexity, imagination, accuracy. Readings may include the following authors: Woolf, Freud, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Berger, Barthes, Wittig, Lorde, Kosofsky Sedgwick, Douglas, Haraway, hooks, Mulvey, Butler, Rankine.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 17
Course Frequency:
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