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Finding Voice: Perspectives on Race, Class & Gender

ENGL 145.601
crosslisted as: GSWS 145, URBS 273
Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 pm

Our voices as writers take shape in the complex ground of our inner
landscapes, seeded by our lives as children, our family dynamics and myths,
and our cultural, psycho/social connections. In this writing workshop, we
will explore the impact of “identity”—primarily race, class and gender—as
it informs the way we convey our experiences and personal truths to the
world. Students will read a variety of authors to gain insight into various
ways writers build narratives to make sense out of the conflicting
histories and memories that influence the progression of their lives.
Students will conduct interviews, do research, writing exercises and
visualizations to generate ideas, and to develop and revise personal
essays, articles and opinion pieces