Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Arts Journalism|
Arts Journalism will give students the opportunity to write about the arts in a variety of short forms that put performance in context for general readers. Students will work in pairs, serving in alternate weeks as either writers or editors. The writing assignments will include live performance reviews, book reviews, program notes, op-eds, feature articles, artist profiles, interviews and grant proposals.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The readings include essays by critics whose techniques will be studied as well as the work of writers who might be the subjects of course assignments.
"How to Talk Dirty and Influence People" by Lenny Bruce (Forward by Kenneth Tynan)
"Fires in the Mirror" by Anna Deveare Smith"
"Anna Deveare Smith's Public Interest Theater" by John Lahr
"Laramie Project" by Moises Kaufman
"Will in the World" by Stephen Greenblatt
|Examination and Assignments: |
1. A performance review based on a performance seen on or off campus
2. A book review based on a book about performance
3. A feature article or program essay based on a non-traditional genre of performance
4. An op-ed about the arts and social justice based on a performance or performer with relevance to contemporary issues
5. A profile of an individual performer or artist based on a live or online interview
6. A grant proposal asking for finds to support a project of the students' choice.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The Theater Department organizes a variety of performances for students enrolled in its courses. Field trips to see performances off campus are integrated into course syllabi. Instructors will notify students of all dates at the beginning of the semester and costs for all course field trips are covered (specifically, transportation to and from the performance and tickets). Any potential scheduling conflicts for field trips should be discussed with faculty members. Once students indicate that they are going and tickets are purchased, it is assumed they will attend. (Students backing out of field trips they had said they would attend will be asked to cover the cost of their ticket.) Performances of visitors to Wesleyan's Center for the Arts are integrated into course syllabi and students are required to attend these performances unless otherwise negotiated with instructors. Tickets for performances are available to students at the Box Office in Usdan at the reduced price of $6.00.
|Instructor(s): Jenkins,Ronald S. Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: X|