Ecopoetics: Literature and Ecology
Ecopoetics: Literature and Ecology

A seminar/workshop designed by Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago, Winter 2017 Tumblr blog: 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 conditioned changes in climate and the environment. We will read foundational texts […]

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”
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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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