This scriptorium, a “place for writing,” functions as a class for writers interested in improving their academic essay-writing skills. We will read to write and write to read. Much of our time will be occupied with writing and revising—essai means “trial” or “attempt”—as we work to create new habits and strategies for our analytical writing. As we write in various essay structures with the aim of developing a persuasive, well-supported thesis, we will also revise collaboratively, improve our research skills, and study grammar and style. Our learning goals include practicing to write with complexity, imagination, and clarity, as we read model examples of form and content on the theme of love. We will study essential texts about love, as well its complexities and complications, by authors which may include the following: Balzac, Barthes, Berlant, Butler, Carson, Dickinson, Foucault, Freud, hooks, Kosofsky Sedgwick, Lorde, Loy, Munro, Nelson, Neruda, Ovid, Plato, Proust, Rossetti, Sappho, Shakespeare, Winterson. This two-credit class will be offered in the first and in the second 7 weeks; while the readings may vary, students should not take it twice.
Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Course Level: 2000-level
T/F 10:20AM-12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Updates , Writing
Tags: analytical writing , close reading and analysis , critical race theory , critical thinking , critical writing , gender studies , intersectionality , reading and writing intensive , research and writing intensive , sexuality , theory