2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 204 - Writing for Modern Media


Hybrid Forms, Hybrid Identities
The root of the word “genre” is the Latin “genus,” meaning “birth, family, nation” and “type or class of noun.” This course explores texts that are hard to classify within a specific genre. Part lyric, part love letter, part history lesson, part taxonomy monograph, part hospital form, part exhibit, the works we will discuss not only trouble genre conventions but also playfully negotiate and complicate social categories: race, gender, and sexuality. Attentive to hybridity, we will pay particular heed to moments when boundaries are blurred, broken, or crossed. Students will submit their own hybrid writing for workshop and produce a portfolio of experimental work.

 

Course Designation/Attribute: POP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every year