This two-credit course involves working on selecting and editing the content of Bennington’s recently relaunched national print literary magazine, Bennington Review. Students will serve as Editorial Assistants for the magazine, studying and practicing all aspects of magazine editing. The course will also engage students in discussions of contemporary print and digital literary culture, and of the history of literary magazines. Students will be selected in part based on their familiarity with contemporary literature, as well as for prior experience in editing or publishing. Students should anticipate plenty of work for two credits, as well as an immersive, hands-on, professional experience.
Students in this course will develop their own capacities to do the following:
--Perform close readings of literary texts and subject them to a sophisticated analysis.
-- Write clear and persuasive descriptions of the submissions they read on the platform Submittable and collaborate on editorial decisions.
--Develop and communicate their own ideas as editorial assistants and argue their decisions persuasively.
--Build their experience in all aspects of literary publishing.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Interested students should submit a statement elaborating on your particular literary interests, listing all previously taken literature courses, and discussing any prior publishing or editorial experience to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 12. Students will be notified of acceptance into the class on November 16.
Corequisites: Please note that students enrolled in this course are required to attend Poetry at Bennington and Literature Evening events on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM.
Course Level: 4000-level
Tu 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Literature , Fully In-Person
Tags: Literary Publishing , Literary journals , collaborative work