Embodying the Book
NEW! Last Updated: 02/23/2009
Major areas of study include American and world literature, literary analysis, oral interpretation, and communications.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. First class meets in Sem 2 C1105.
What could be better than reading a wonderful book? Reading it aloud! In Embodying the Book, students will cultivate their capacity to bring literature fully to life through the medium of voice. In a safe and supportive environment, students will approach the human voice as an instrument of expression, exploring such topics as effective sound production, enunciation, pacing, tone, emphasis, and rhythm. Then they will apply their new learning to a range of narrative, dramatic, and poetic texts, developing the nuanced intellectual and emotional understandings necessary to forge their own meaningful interpretations. Our ultimate goal is to deepen our connections to literature, language, and ourselves. Program activities will include workshops, seminars, lectures, and a field trip to a performance of the Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Special Expenses: $15 for theatre ticket
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in humanities, theater, education, and public speaking.
|February 20th, 2009||Special Expense added|
|February 23rd, 2009||Spring class location added.|