Although Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, and others among the Transcendentalists lived to old age in the s and beyond, by about the energy that had earlier characterized Transcendentalism as a distinct movement had subsided. For several reasons, Transcendentalism is not simple to define. Transcendentalism encompassed complex philosophical and religious ideas. Its tenets were tinged with a certain mysticism, which defies concise explanation.
Take a look at titles and descriptions for the Humanistic Studies department's courses offered. Students analyze a wide range of writing, including their own, and experiment with different structural and organizational strategies, sentence-level revision techniques, research methods, and the nitty-gritty of achieving a tight, powerful final draft.
Required of all incoming students. Students for whom the workshop is required will take a total of three elective credits. Language of Artists I Please contact department for course description. Language of Artists II Please contact department for course description.
Topics may change each semester. Students explore fairy tales as a foundation for understanding Western cultural influences and read fairy tales as a way to improve academic oral and written communication skills.
Students explore biblical narratives as a foundation for understanding Western iconography and read passages from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament as a way to improve academic oral and written communication skills.
Genre Experiments CWRT 3 Credits Write poems, stories, essays, and scripts while focusing on the fundamental elements of a variety of genres, learning from the examples of a spectrum of prose writers, poets and dramatists. Topics include experimenting with character and scene development, narrative strategies, dialogue, point of view, autobiography, time and space, poetic compression, form, and the documentary practices of journalist.
The work familiarizes students with the many ways writers turn experience into expression and form into meaning. Visiting guest writers may offer observations of their respective crafts.
HMST Playing with Words CWRT 3 Credits Engages historic and contemporary uses of language in the arts, moving beyond words as simply descriptive tools and toward an understanding of the plasticity and contingency of language. Genres explored include automatic writing, various uses of appropriation in poetry and visual art, the artist's statement, and the interview.
The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, and others. Requirements include portfolio assignment poems, one analytical peer essay review, one analytical essay based on assigned texts and two copies of a ten-page chapbook of original poetry to be celebrated at two required public readings with classmates.
From the earliest zines and graphic novels scribbled on pyramid and cave walls to the pamphlets that started movements and wars and demanded the creation of the printing press, zines have been an important part of human history and human development.
In this course the student is asked to consider the historical perspective of zines and to endeavor to create one 20 page zine with any kind or combination of kinds of writing with substantial intellectual and artistic meaning.
Other class assignments include writing a one page review of a published zine, a one page review of a music compact disc, a one page letter to the editor, an essay to a magazine and a coherent video essay of something that happened at MICA or in Baltimore.
Students will complete a portfolio of three types of stories: Each assignment will have three component parts: It reaches a place of great imagination, and functions as an allegory to human experience.
Fantasy, Science fiction, and Romance will be examined in this course. In considering Fantasy, arguably the oldest and most influential of genres subjects, we will look at the historical tropes that have influenced the books we read today: In considering Science fiction, a subject well entrenched in American popular culture, we look at the tropes of pulp fiction seen in magazine short story publications.
In our consideration of Romance, long considered trashy fiction for women, we will look at legacy of the Fairy Tale and their contemporary incarnations.
Students will be expected to engage with their peers on topics such as monoculture species in science fiction, the treatment of sexual relationships in romance, and the display of racial diversity-or lack thereof- in fantasy.
This course will help you develop your text. But as we begin reading children's books and books about children's bookswriting manuscripts, and sharing them with each other, we will quickly encounter some challenging questions.
What is this book for? Who is it for? Does it appeal to children and adults in different ways? What assumptions does it make about the world of childhood and the relationships children have? How does it obscure, reveal, comment on, or attempt to change the truths of life—things like love, desire, satisfaction, hurt, difference, sickness, and death?
What values or norms does it establish—or subvert? Do the words and pictures reinforce one another or is there tension between them, and to what effect? What values or expectations are at stake as the story or pattern unfolds? Assignments include analyzing a children's book or books, reading books with children, emulating a specific author, reworking an old story, and developing an original story or concept.
We will discuss both text and illustration in published picture books, but the creative assignments and workshop discussions will focus on the text component. Ideally, each student will conclude the semester with a manuscript that is ready for illustration. HMST Writing for Performance CWRT 3 Credits Designed for students who want to experience the relationship between text and performance, this workshop offers participatory experiences in scene writing, improvisation, dialogue, movement and choreography, acting, and writing for the space of digital culture.It also serves as an introduction to Humanistic Studies and the role of the “public intellectual” in today’s world.
the American Renaissance and Aestheticism, the Decadents, Realists, and Symbolists, the 19th century sexologists, the New Woman, Wilde, and the emerging “queer” culture.
The writers and artists of the Beat. Transcendentalism and Romanticism were two literary movements that occurred in America during roughly the same time period (—).
Although the two had surface similarities, such as their reverence for nature, their founding beliefs were quite different, enough to make one seem almost the antithesis of the other.
Transcendentalism flourished in the intellectual centers of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and, because of Ralph Waldo Emerson's presence, in nearby Concord as well. Emerson moved to Concord in and bought a . Introduction The history of mankind can boast not only of its times of appear inthe works ofthe American Transcendentalists—Emerson an d Thoreau.
Fiction writers of the end of the nineteenth and the beginning the Russian Symbolists with their frequent image of mäyä.
A poem by. Honors English 11 Midterm Important Terms. STUDY. A figure of speech that makes a comparison without using the word like or the word as. Comprised of a tangible, familiar object, the vehicle and an abstract concept, the tenor.
Although Whitman admired the Transcendentalists and shared many beliefs/views with them (reconcialation of. Kafka Response Paper Write a 5 paragraph paper in response to the following prompt: Kafka’s protagonists are often alienated, misunderstood, victims of society. Explain how Gregor Samsa from “The Metamorphosis” is an alienated, misunderstood, victim of .