Instructor: Lindenberg R 2:00pm-4:50pm
This capstone creative-writing class is ideal for students who prefer working in multiple genres, in cross-genre forms, or in innovative and experimental modes. The course will explore the history, current landscape, and future possibilities of working in mixed-genre and interdisciplinary forms. Mixed-genre forms pull together two different genres – for instance, poetry and prose coexist in texts like Matsuo Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Interior, a “haibun”, or Jean Toomer’s Cane, a novel written in prose poems and songs. Interdisciplinary forms borrow structure and/or function from other genres and disciplines, and may take many forms (tweets, telegrams, footnotes, billboards, video games, films, postcards, websites, decks of cards, etc.). Students will engage critically with many examples of hybrid forms, as well as creating their own hybrid projects and technically analyzing those, and those of their peers.