Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing

Winter 2022
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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In what ways is writing necessarily gendered? Or raced? Or seen through the lens of class?  This class will take up "the body" as a site of radical cultural production as expansively as possible, considering some of the forms in which bodies are othered through language, including through discourses of disability, gender performance, and other zones of often-felt difference and social dislocation.

Though this is primarily a creative writing class, our writing will push itself outside its usual modes of expression. We will explore texts anthologized in the recent collection Troubling the Line, as well as in past collections, such as texts from The Black Arts Movement.  We will discuss and critique the rich tradition of "somatic" practices in the world of performance and live art and we will familiarize ourselves with important recent experiments in poetry and prose by authors such as kari edwards, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Renee Gladmann. Our end goal will be to curate a show and live reading that provides us a space to test out some of our textual experiments.

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Winter 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 20201

Academic details

Preparatory For

Arts, activism, graduate study

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
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Location
Olympia