Topics in Current Literature

W664 — Fall 2019

Ross Gay
Days and Times
5:45p - 8:45p M (4 CR)
Course Description


TOPIC: Lyric Biography


In this course we will be thinking about and writing (about) lyric biographies, a term and genre that this course will help us to define and undefine, to point at and admire as it evades us.  We will probably be reading, among other things, the work of Imani Perry, Terrance Hayes, Chris Kraus, Sam Stephenson, Fleur Jaeggy, Hilton Als, Sarah Manguso, Saidiya Hartman, and probably a few others.  We might even watch a movie or two (or three!)  We will gather to think hard and fun about these beautiful books and, in our thinking, gathering, and sharing, make something beautiful together. 

*MFA students enrolled in the graduate creative writing program are automatically admitted, but all students must send requests for permission to the Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant, Bev Hankins, ( for authorization to register.

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