The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers a perspective on the place of literature among the liberal arts. Criticism by practicing writers and talented peers encourages the student’s growth as both creator and reader of literature.
CWR 203-2 Special Topic: LGBTQ Literature
Taught by Mark Doten
This workshop combines fiction writing and weekly discussion of student work with a craft-based study focusing on LGBTQ literature. We will read works by writers such as Qiu Miaojin, John Keene, Ernesto Mestre-Reed, Eileen Myles, Dennis Cooper, and Charlie Jane Anders, examining how they make use of voice, setting, character, plot, and point of view—and how they “queer” conventional approaches to the story and novel, creating forms that can serve as toolkits, provocations, models, and grist for your own fictions.