English 361LP - Advanced Creative Writing Topics: 'Writing as Performance: Latinx and and Latin American Poetry and Narrative'

Latinx&Latin American Poetry

Lucas de Lima

MW 11:30AM-12:45PM

Mount Holyoke College
Shattuck Hall 319
This creative writing course turns to poetry and narrative that comes alive off the page. Reading work by Raquel Gutiérrez, Clarice Lispector, Jenni(f)fer Tamayo, Ricardo Bracho, and tatiana nascimento, among others, students will write and perform across genres while in dialogue with voices from across the Americas. To place ourselves in our bodies as well as our words, we will explore not just the innovative aesthetics taken up by writers of Latin American descent but also the politics activated in forms as varied as the butch memoir, the sissy play, the travel diary, and the sound poem. Central to our experiments will be the relationship between writing and other artistic mediums as we navigate topics such as race, colonialism, gender, sexuality, class, disability, ecology, and spirituality.

Prereq: ENGL-201.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.