Techniques of Poetry: Hidden Histories|
Through a series of immersive reading and writing experiments, we will work toward uncovering and preserving histories that might otherwise be forgotten. In order to do this, we will study the documentary and investigative techniques poets have employed while attempting to write about hard-to-articulate events and experiences like grief, secrecy, unrecorded events, ecological disasters, traumas, racism, gender politics, and hauntings of all kinds. We will read and record accounts that cannot be told but must be told. We will work to uncover--and possibly heal--areas of historical numbness. We will explore poetry's relationship to preservation and the dynamic bonds between representation and reparation. And we will rewire history through history, making use of archival materials, public testimony, newspaper accounts, photographs, family documents, and more.
Guided by critical and creative investigations, students will craft a cohesive, project-centered body of poems while developing an engaged daily writing practice and learning the basics of making books by hand. There will be biweekly presentations on the literature we read, as well as class discussions and workshops of one another's creative work. The class will culminate in a book arts project and a reflective essay.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|SECTION 01 Online|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS
M. NourbeSe Philip, ZONG
Cole Swensen, GRAVESEND
Ross Gay, Be Holding
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be bi-weekly presentations on the literature we read, as well as class discussions and workshops of one another¿s creative work. The class will culminate in a book arts project and a reflective essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the Creative Writing requirement of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Vogel,Danielle Times: ....R.. 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 4||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|