LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
Section: 001 Writing/Responding
Term: WN 2010
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.
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This creative nonfiction course asks you to examine the possibilities of written response to the visual. 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.” This semester we will try to experience art and writing that are so interesting that they call on us to make a response. Through readings by essayist, 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 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
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ISBN: 0143116460
The Principles of Uncertainty., Publisher: Penguin Group USA 2009
ISBN: 1932416862
Everything that rises : a book of convergences, Author: Lawrence Weschler., Publisher: McSweeney's Books 2007
ISBN: 0375709711
Hopper, Author: Mark Strand., Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Rev. ed. 2001
ISBN: 9780807066089
Still life with oysters and lemon, Author: Doty, Mark., Publisher: Beacon Press 2001
ISBN: 0385337469
The Good Thief., Author: by Hannah Tinti., Publisher: Dial Pr Dial Press 2009
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