In traditional workshops content and context come second to craft. Here we will explore writing political fiction, the politics of fiction and writing as political engagement. We’ll read widely, from the most realistic depictions of the American political process and the varieties of immigrant experience to the work of afrofuturists and feminists. The personal is the political and our frame will range from the global to the domestic. We will write stories that inhabit experiences other than our own. This course will allow students to make interdisciplinary connections between courses on history, politics and identity and creative writing.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students must have completed one 200-level CWR course prior to enrollment. Please indicate prior qualifying classes and obtain enrollment permission via a Google doc that will be posted on the CWR Course Enrollment Info page beginning at 12 PM on March 28, 2022. Enrollment permission will be granted in the order requests are received. The department will maintain a waiting list.