LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
Section: 003 Creative Nonfiction: Personal/Vision
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.
Primary Instructor:

When we consider why an essay or a painting affects us deeply, we might first consider its apparent message or the scene it depicts. While in this course we'll pay attention to the information essays and images convey on the surface, we'll pay as much attention to the subtler ways they achieve their meanings and effects. What happens, for example, when the angry opinion is spoken tenderly? How can a stranger be painted in such a way that we seem to know her? How does writing, while speaking to us, also seem to radiate silence?

Though such questions are likely to arise in our discussions, and may form topics for critical writing, this is primarily a creative nonfiction course, and you'll gain insights by working as practicing artists. My hope is that, as you consider writing and images from a variety of viewpoints, your own work will become increasingly layered and complex. Among other assignments, you'll be asked to research your obsessions, incorporate visual elements alongside your writing, and write for a publication of your choice. We'll draw on literary and artistic events from the surrounding community, and you'll introduce to your classmates the work of a little known artist, writer, or filmmaker you think deserves our attention.

Just like the increasingly layered work I'll be encouraging you to produce, our process will also be layered, as you journal, draft, research, revise, think, feel, and discover.

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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Textbooks, available at Shaman Drum: 
Writing True, by Perl and Schwartz 
In the Wilderness, by Kim Barnes
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