Honors Multi-Genre Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Multi-Genre Workshop

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alexandra Kleeman

Section: A

CRN: 3431

Credits: 3

In this class we examine works of literature that challenge and re-imagine how we use the page and blur the traditional boundaries of literary genre. We explore slippages, gaps, overlaps and innovations in form, looking at how writers use methods like collage, accrual, re-purposed text, research, fragment and image to enter into conversation with history and contemporary culture, and illuminate the everyday realities of life. This course has two components: workshop and seminar. As we read and discuss the work of writers like Claudia Rankine, Kate Greenstreet, Eve Ewing, Tyehimba Jess, Jamaica Kincaid, Maggie Nelson, Khadijah Queen, Lydia Davis, and more, students are also invited to create work in multiple genres or explore hybrid forms—lyric essays, flash fiction, prose poetry, or forms yet to be named. The workshop component consists of submitting original work for weekly critique. In all aspects, this class aims to expand our capabilities and understanding of the art of writing through critique, analysis and exploration of both student work and outside readings. Most of all, this class functions as a place for us to converse about literature, in theory and in practice. This Riggio Writing & Democracy course is open to all New School undergraduate students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

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: Open*

*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: 11:57am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020