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Imagining Women: Writers in Print and in Person
This seminar is designed to introduce students to the lively world of contemporary literature through the reading of recent texts and through intimate conversations with the authors. Visitors change each year. The visitors for autumn 2019 are Camille Dungy, Amber Flora Thomas, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Patricia Powell, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Aimee Phan. We discuss the book in Monday's class and meet the writer in Wednesday's session. Each author will speak briefly about her book and her writing life. Then we will open the session to questions and discussions with the students. Students will make oral and written seminar presentations. The course will end with a focus on the students' projects as the "final texts." Students who will benefit most from the course are those who enter it with an enjoyment of literature and a curiosity about writing and gender and the diverse lives of contemporary women.
This course fulfills the second-level Writing and Rhetoric Requirement (WRITE 2) and will emphasize oral and written presentations.