Spring 2017 CWRT 5600: Topic Seminar: Publishing Culture

Spring 2017 CWRT 5600: Topic Seminar: Publishing Culture
CWRT 5600: Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: Publishing Culture, Paul Jaskunas, B460 In this practicum, students will take part in editing, designing, and producing Full Bleed, a new journal devoted to art and cultural criticism. As an assistant editor for the journal, each student in the practicum will gain hands-on publishing experience as we curate and edit original content,...

Spring 2017 LIT 292-IH2: Topic Seminar, The Uncanny

Spring 2017 LIT 292-IH2: Topic Seminar, The Uncanny
LIT 292-IH2: Spring 2017 Topic Seminar, The Uncanny, Mikita Brottman, B330 In this course, using Sigmund Freud’s famous essay as a springboard, we will explore various manifestations of the Uncanny as it appears in fiction, aesthetics, literature, cinema, and critical theory, with particular attention to the inflection of the Uncanny in the literary arts. In...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: CWRT 365, Intermediate Fiction Workshop

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: CWRT 365, Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: CWRT 365: Intermediate Fiction Workshop, Paul Jaskunas, Tuesday 9-11:45am, B430 This seminar is about telling stories, an ancient and necessary art. We will improve our story telling through practice. In addition to crafting literary short stories, we will experiment with an older form, the fairy tale. As we read and write...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: SSCI 219, Writing Culture: The Craft of Ethnography

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: SSCI 219, Writing Culture: The Craft of Ethnography
SSCI 200: Writing Culture, the Craft of Ethnography, Ruth Toulson, Monday 1-3:45p, B431 The best ethnographic writing captures the beauty and complexity of the world. The writer can feel more alive too, alert and connected to a welling inner source that flows outward toward other lives. This at least is the ideal. But words sometimes refuse...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HMST 240: Global Perspectives

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HMST 240: Global Perspectives
Spring 2017 Topic Seminar HMST 240: Global Perspectives, Harry Mattison, Wednesday 9-11:45, B460 This course explores our contemporary world and world events, especially as they relate to the interests of humanists. Readings are primarily by authors, activists, and scholars outside the Euro-North American nexus. Its goal will be to bring students up to date on...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory
Spring 2017 Topic Seminar, PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory, Firmin Debrabander, Wednesday 4-6:45pm, B480 In this class we will consider some of the most prominent contemporary and recent authors in political theory. If the authors we read are no longer with us, their ideas certainly are, and we will consider them as part of a...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HIST 410, Propaganda and Thought Control

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HIST 410, Propaganda and Thought Control
Spring 2017, HIST 410: Propaganda and Thought Control, John Barry, Thursday 7-9:45, B470 It is often said that totalitarian societies are characterized by propaganda and control of symbolic productions, while democratic societies maximize freedom of belief and expression. This class begins with the opposite assertion – propaganda and thought control are, in fact, the cornerstone...

Ginsberg Poetry Prize Winner: Zagawah (Zae) Soe

Ginsberg Poetry Prize Winner: Zagawah (Zae) Soe
The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize was established in 1981 by William Kinter, a long-time supporter of the college. The prize is awarded annually to a meritorious graduating senior whose work in language and literature is judged to have been the most creative – the kind of craft in words that is recognized as distinguishing and...

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Fall 2016 Topic Seminar: CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
(1) CWRT 326: Intermediate Poetry Workshop, Unique Robinson, Monday 1-3:45p, B110 In this poetry writing course, we will collectively engage in poiesis—the process of making—by balancing tradition with innovation, curiosity with critical thinking, and discipline with play.   As a foundation for our writing, we will consider 20th and 21st century poems and poetry collections (with...

Baltimore Book Festival: MICA Student reading

Baltimore Book Festival: MICA Student reading
Phillip Jenkins (MICA grad) and Will Blankin (Interactive Arts and Theater Concentration) both read excerpts from poetry and prose by men incarcerated at the Jessup Correctional Institution at the Inner Harbor Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday September 24 2016 to accompany Mikita Brottman’s reading from her book The Maximum Security Book Club...