The Lyric Essay
One semester: 3 studio credits
From Baudelaire’s Petits poèmes en prose through the essays of New Narrative writers like Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian, prose forms that are infused with poetic modes of thought have been widely explored for nearly two centuries. In this studio course we’ll study the various forms of creative essay writing, and write our own in a workshop format. While readings will lead us through various forms of memoir, poetry, manifesto, diary keeping and cultural reportage, the essays we produce for class will aim to turn these modes of thought into something else entirely.