Special Topic: Between Forms: Intermedia Arts Workshop|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Urban Studies|
This advanced project-based workshop is for poets and artists interested in interdisciplinary practices crossing over between poetry, visual art, and performance. It is taught in conversation with the Fall 2021 exhibition in Zilkha Gallery including the work of Cecilia Vicuņa.
Facilitated by Professors Benjamin Chaffee and Danielle Vogel, with modules taught by visiting artists from across the arts, this workshop is designed for students interested in working outside of--or between--their primary mediums. Professors will guide students as they choose "companion mediums" to work in for the semester while employing interdisciplinary approaches to writing and art-making in order to discover their own unique and hybrid forms.
We will divide our time between intensive laboratory-like spaces for composing work, conversations with visiting artists, student presentations and workshops, and studying the works of artists working between forms, all in an attempt to root ourselves more dynamically in our individual practices. The course will culminate in a reflective essay or artist statement, as well as an exhibit of poems, objects, installations, and performances created during our time together.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Cecilia Vicuņa, ABOUT TO HAPPEN
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There will be bi-weekly presentations on the work of writer-artists, as well as class discussions and workshops of one another's creative work. The course will culminate in a reflective essay or artist statement, as well as an exhibit of poems, objects, installations, and performances created during our time together.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
POI Application deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021
Students wishing to enroll in this course must have taken either 1.) a poetry creative writing course in the English department (ENGL216 or ENGL336/337) or 2.) a 200 level ARST course, which could include ARST131 and ARST190. Please submit an application by email to the instructor(s) that includes: a) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), and creative writing or art classes you've taken. b) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your interest in this class, in poetry and the arts, and some of your favorite writers and artists. c) a creative portfolio of 5-10 pages that includes poetry.
Class of '22: This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
Class of '23 and beyond: This course fulfills the Creative Writing requirement and contributes to the fulfillment of the Creative Writing path of the English major.
Art Studio Program: This course counts as an elective and not for major credit.
|Instructor(s): Vogel,Danielle Chaffee,Benjamin Times: .....F. 09:20AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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