Writing Real People: Intersectionality in Nonfiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Writing Real People

Spring 2020

Taught By: Madge McKeithen

Section: A

CRN: 5342

Credits: 3

At the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and ability, among many other attributes live the real people that spur us to write and whom we work to make alive on the page. The seminar portion (readings and viewings) in this course will look at the assumptions in social groupings and in generational icons and iconoclasts; the possibilities and attributes of emerging pluralities; and the shifts in the depiction of these in literature and visual arts (including studio art, TV, and film) during the last two generations (approximately 50 years, early 1970s to the present). Students’ journals will form the basis of their weekly writing workshop assignments. Each student will also have the opportunity to write and workshop four longer pieces (6-8 pages). This material will be of particular of interest to students who are writing questions of gender, sexuality, race, and ability/illness in multi-genre nonfiction, essays, prose poems, humor, and very short form collections. Readings will be provided in class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:51pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020