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The Kelly Writers House Fellows Seminar

ENGL 2092.401
crosslisted as: GSWS 2092
Monday 1:45-4:44pm
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major


This is the 23rd annual Kelly Writers House Fellows Seminar, which features visits by eminent writers as “Fellows” of the Kelly Writers House, the student-conceived writing arts collaborative at 3805 Locust Walk. The seminar is taught by Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English and Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, co-taught this year by Simone White, Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English. This course will include extended visits to the class by poet, essayist, and scholar Joan Retallack; essayist, novelist, artist, and performer Wayne Koestenbaum; and #1 New York Times bestselling author of YA and middle-grade novels Jason Reynolds. Throughout the semester we will study and comprehensively discuss the work of these three writers — their relationship to each other and to the contemporary world. Requirements include weekly reading assignments, frequent “position” papers, projects which follow-up on each of our Fellow’s visits, and an individualized essay final examination. The course will be held in the Arts Cafe of the Kelly Writers House.