Ecopoetics: Literature and Ecology
Ecopoetics: Literature and Ecology

A seminar/workshop and Arts Core course designed by Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago, Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 (2017 syllabus featured here) Tumblr blog: http://ecopoeticsatchicago.tumblr.com/ and  https://ecopoeticsuchicago.tumblr.com/ This course will explore a range of literary responses to the anthropocene period, understood as the geological age in which the prevailing economic and social paradigms of humans have […]

Breathing Matters: Poetics and Politics of Air
Breathing Matters: Poetics and Politics of Air

A seminar/laboratory at the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, Winter 2016 Instructors: Jennifer Scappettone, Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey Graduate Student Assistant: Ted Gordon Course tumblr page is archived at http://breathingmatters.tumblr.com/. The participants in this collaboratively led teaching laboratory will be asked to re-examine the notion of “inspiration” in its aesthetic and […]

“ADVANCED””POETRY””WRITING”
"ADVANCED""POETRY""WRITING"

A workshop designed by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Spring 2016 In this course, we will examine a range of formal, theoretical, and sociopolitical currents in contemporary poetry as a means of provoking and informing our own creative work. The class will provide a laboratory for new creative tactics, not simply a revision […]

RADICAL DOCUMENTARY

An undergraduate Arts Core course designed and taught by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Winter 2013 and Winter 2014 Websites associated with student projects: http://neighborhoodschools.wordpress.com/ http://uofcmelancholia.wordpress.com/ Writing Across the Genres: Radical Documentary This workshop offers students curious about writing the chance to expand their individual horizons by working with documentary forms across prose, […]

Poetry Of & Off the Page

a workshop developed and taught by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Spring 2010 and Winter 2014 Poetry Of & Off the Page (graduate and undergraduate) Is there a place for poetry in a society in which reading has been declared dead—where at the very least, reading threatens to be replaced by scanning? In […]


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