SPAN 291 - Poetry Workshop
Experiential Learning (EXP): Yes
Prerequisite: SPAN 162 or164, and by instructor consent. A poetry workshop taught in Spanish. Students read, write, and critique poetry with the faculty member in both the workshop setting and in individual conferences. The course also includes exercises in the translation and recitation of poetry. The topical focus of the course varies by academic term. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. Glasgow Writer in Residence and Romance Language Faculty.
Winter 2020, SPAN 291-01: Poetry Workshop: Poetries of the Americas (1). Prerequisites: SPAN 162 or 164, and by instructor consent. Interested students must submit a one-page statement of interest in Spanish and a writing sample in Spanish to Professor Seth Michelson (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for consideration; students will be notified before the start of registration of the result of their application for admission to the course. Taught in Spanish and featuring Mapuzungun, one of the indigenous languages of the Southern Cone, this workshop is taught by the Glasgow Writer in Residence, Liliana Ancalao, who is an internationally acclaimed Mapuche poet from territorial Argentina. This course is grounded in literary-centered cultural studies that introduce students to indigenous poetries in the hemispheric Americas via a selection of poetry, testimonio, political historiography, feminist theory, and environmental studies by both indigenous and non-indigenous authors. Students attend a public poetry reading, meet in class for both poetry workshops and literary analysis, and present their own writing twice in formal readings. Follow-up assignments develop students' newfound wealth of experience with indigenous literatures and cultures toward refining a portfolio of poetry and prose about indigeneity, coloniality, and belonging. Ancalao.
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