LTTH 250 - Writing and Theory (4)
An overview of issues in modern critical theory as they pertain to writers. Will focus on issues of textuality, cultural forms, and aesthetics as they impact the process and meaning of writing. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor, and departmental approval.
LTTH 255 - Modern Art Movements and Aesthetics (4)
An introduction to modernist aesthetics with a focus on art and literary movements. Particular attention to be placed on relationships between modern literary movements (Realism, Imagism, Surrealism) and their counterparts in visual arts, music, dance, and theater, and the ways in which literary movements are components of or responses to issues of political and social identity. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor, and departmental approval.
LTWR 215 - Cross-Genre Workshop (4)
In this generative workshop, writers create intergenre works and practice unconventional workshopping techniques that function less as editorial roundtables and more as discussions of the relationships between aesthetics and culture. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor, and departmental approval.
LTWR 295 - MFA Thesis (1-12)
Research for master's thesis. May be repeated for credit up to 12 times. Prerequisites: Open to MFA students only.
LTWR 298 - Special Projects: Writing Course (1-12)
This course may be designed according to an individual student’s needs when seminar offerings do not cover subjects, genres, or authors of interest. A paper is required. May be applied toward the guided research or graduate seminar in Literature requirement of the MFA program. Repeatable for credit up to 4 times.
The following courses offered by the Department of Visual Arts can be used for the MFA in Writing's requirement for a seminar in an art practice or theory outside of Literature.
VIS 210 - Narrative (4)
VIS 211 - Fact and Fiction (4)
VIS 212 - History and Memory (4)
VIS 213 - Public Space (4)
VIS 215 - Human Interface (4)
VIS 216 - The Object (4)
VIS 218N - Imaging Selves and Others (4)
MFA students may, with prior permission from the program director, use other seminars offered by the departments of Visual Arts, Music, Theater or Dance to satisfy the above requirement.