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Creative Writing Workshop: Multi-Genre: Writing Ecologies
Fall 2020 not offered

How can environmental literatures wake us up to the more-than-human world, re-wild our senses and syntaxes, realign our perspectives, and call forth an awakened sense of belonging? How do the lenses of culture, gender, and class affect how we observe and describe the world in which we live? How might thinking, synergistically, as an ecosystem forge new lenses, new emotional and intellectual centers?

In this open-genre workshop, we will read and write texts that honor a wider ecological consciousness, that celebrate the interconnectedness of the biota, and that are a call to action. We will keep field notebooks, perform site-specific writing experiments, apply permacultural perspectives to the ways we language and read our environments, take steps toward bioregional literacy, consider interspecies encounters, climate change, sustainability, environmental justice, geologic time, artistic-practice-as-research, and bear witness as acts of remediation.

We will divide our time between reading environmental literatures in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and hybrid forms and writing our own texts in conversation. There will be weekly presentations, writing experiments, suggested field trips, and workshops of one another's work. The class will culminate in a book arts project and reflective essay.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ENGL216 OR ENGL292 OR ENGL296ENGL216 OR ENGL292 OR ENGL296
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
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