Anxiety as Influence

$65.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

Climate change, guns on campuses, "fake news," identity theft, antibiotic-resistant infections. Every day, we live with anxieties that might make us feel we are living through the apocalypse rather than waiting for it to come. How can we use our fears in our writing? How has literary realism and narrative nonfiction borrowed from, dystopian, apocalyptic, and science fiction to reveal our current anxieties? How have writers like Emily St. John Mandel, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Leslie Jamison made use of catastrophe in their work? This seminar will combine discussion, short readings, and exercises to turn our anxieties into productive prose.

Instructor: Joanna Luloff Learn More


Jun 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm