English 165

Special Topics: Art of Writing

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2017 Benjamin, Daniel
Hejinian, Lyn
TTh 2-3:30 106 Wheeler

Book List

Ashbery, John: Nest of Ninnies; Harney, Stefano: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study; Philip, M. NourBese: Zong!

Other Readings and Media

A course reader will be available from Bancroft Copy.


This seminar/workshop, co-taught by Lyn Hejinian and Daniel Benjamin, will be devoted to collaboratively composed writing in a range of genres, including poetry, short fiction, performance, and critical essays. Multiple examples of collaborations will be provided, and some theoretical readings will be assigned. All readings are intended to further inquiry into the aesthetic and social characteristics that are special to collaboratively authored writings. Meanwhile, the principle focus of the course will involve course participants in undertaking collaborations themselves. 

This small seminar will be limited to 12 students.

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