Hybrid Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Honors Hybrid Workshop

Spring 2022

Taught By: Robert Polito

Section: A

CRN: 7372

Credits: 3

The aim of this Hybrid Workshop is to create through class discussion of manuscripts, substantial outside reading and viewing, and individual conferences the circumstances that might allow you to sustain the strongest writing of your life to date. Perhaps the signature genre of our literary moment involves a casually experimental work that mixes poetic, narrative, and essayistic impulses, no matter how that work might otherwise be slotted for the convenience of a cultural marketplace (as "poetry," "fiction," or "nonfiction"). In this workshop we track this convergence of lyric, fiction, and essay across some exemplary modern achievements in literature, film, and visual art. Please note that there might be more reading and viewing here than is customary in a writing workshop, though that aspect might be inherent in our experimental Hybrid focus. Our possible exemplars might include poets, prose writers, visual artists, and film-makers. Our intention is not only to look closely at these important artists, but also to focus techniques and strategies we can then pursue in our own writing, whether poetry or prose. Students learn to read closely, resourcefully, and as a writer, with particular attention to form. This workshop welcomes and encourages all forms of writing. The instructor can provide regular assignments, but is especially open to your own ongoing individual projects. Students regularly submit and workshop their writing and works-in-progress on the way to a final portfolio. This Riggio Writing & Democracy Honors Program course is open to all New School undergraduate students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 9:40pm 9/28/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022