ENGL 7850

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In general, Reading for Writers examines literary works through the eyes of a writer, focusing on the craft of literature. While the class is geared toward MFA students, all graduate students are welcome to enroll. Topics vary with each section and semester.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Rituals

  •  6141ENGL 7850  SEM 101

  • Rituals – tools of oppression/control or for resisting oppression/control, depending – figure in academia, and may inhabit the forms and practices people bring to their writing, reading, research, interactions. While some practices may change us, for better or worse, maybe we can change some practices. After I introduce the seminar’s method and madness with readings (by scholars of religious studies and anthropology, practitioners of rituals, and some poems and fiction that relate or may be related to an aspect of ritual practice) as well as prompts for exploring aspects of ritual practice in writing, I’m handing over the wheel, and participants will assign readings and design prompts to help us understand and inhabit ritual practice among different dimensions and perspectives.