Instructor: Webb
MWF 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM

To queer, the verb, means to trouble or disrupt. As a method, it is an act of resistance. It disrupts preconceived notions that “what is” as what should or always will be, unsettling existing categories that work to limit, marginalize, & exclude–e.g., male/female, gay/straight, black/white, citizen/noncitizen, us/them, self/ “other(s).”

In this session we’ll explore how written and performative artworks can disrupt form, genre, narrative, and their expectations. How can such work help disrupt toxic structures in our daily realities? What new worlds can we imagine for a freer, more inclusive future?

As a creative writing course, you will be expected to create, experiment, and learn from creative works across genres. This course draws upon poetry, performance, plays, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship with attention to how each coalesce and influence each other, troubling these categories or defying them altogether.