LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
Section: 001 Writing/Responding
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 LHSP credits may be counted toward a degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This nonfiction writing class will examine the intersection between literary texts and visual art. Artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher tell us that “The best art and writing is almost like an assignment; it is so vibrant that you feel compelled to make something in response. Suddenly it is clear what you have to do. For a brief moment it seems wonderfully easy to live and love and create breathtaking things…in the same way that the ocean gives the assignment of breathing deeply, and kissing instructs us to stop thinking.”

In this class we will do some hard thinking about why and how certain texts and images produce this response. Through reading texts by modern and contemporary poets and fiction writers and visits to local galleries we will attempt to analyze and explicate the relationship between the written and the visual, and the ways that art shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Students will write four essays (one a personal narrative) and will create their own visual artistic works. As a class, we will organize an end-of-semester display of our work. All measure of artistic abilities and interests are welcome.

LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
TuTh 12:30PM - 2:00PM
003 (REC)
MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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ISBN: 1932416862
Everything that rises : a book of convergences, Author: Lawrence Weschler., Publisher: McSweeney's Books 2007
ISBN: 9780807066089
Still life with oysters and lemon, Author: Doty, Mark., Publisher: Beacon Press 2001
ISBN: 0812979656
The God of Small Things., Publisher: Random House Inc 2008
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