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.Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
T/F 10:20AM-12:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Updates , Writing
Tags: theory , gender studies , sexuality , analytical writing , critical writing , research and writing intensive , reading and writing intensive , intersectionality , close readings and text analysis , critical race theory