GRSJ 308: Creativity from the Margins

GRSJ 308: Creativity from the Margins
Term 2

Dr. Chris Patterson

For many marginalized artists and writers, the act of creative writing can produce anxiety and self-doubt, while places like writing workshops and the processes of editing and publication can feel hostile. In this course we will focus on the creative process by keeping in mind how “creativity” and the industry of literature have been foundational to nationalist, capitalist, and colonial projects, while also exploring forms of creativity that are driven by community activism, as well as anti-racist and queer worldmaking. Students will be given opportunities to write poetry, prose, and nonfiction within a creative community that is attendant to multiple histories, theories, politics, and ways of being.