2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student Originated Studies: Poetics


Spring quarter

Faculty: Leonard Schwartz philosophy, creative writing

Fields of Study: aesthetics, literature, philosophy and writing

Spring: Signature Required Students must submit a ten-page portfolio of critical or creative writing.  

Credits: 16(S)

Variable Credit Options: 12- or 16-credit options available.

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Day


Students are invited to join this learning community of culture workers interested in language as a medium of artistic production. This SOS is designed for students who share similar skills and common interests to do advanced work that may have grown out of previous academic projects and/or programs. Students will work with faculty throughout the quarter; we will design small study groups, collaborative projects and critique groups that will allow students to support one another's work.

Poetics involves language as creative functions (writing, poetry, fiction), language as performance, language as image, and language as a tool of thought (philosophy, criticism). Our work will be to calibrate these various acts.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

May be offered again in: 2013-14

Preparatory for studies or careers in: poetics, poetry, metafiction, literary theory and criticism, writing, publishing and the arts.

Campus Location: Olympia

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 22nd, 2010 Leonard Schwartz is teaching Prolegomena to a Future Poetics in Winter-Spring.