Jeanne D. Heuving
Provides opportunity to learn about publishing a literary journal by publishing the UWB Literary Journal. Students gain skills in communication, assessing and editing literary texts, layout design, technology for creating and disseminating multi-media work, project management, and teamwork. Credit/no credit only.
Students will learn what is involved in publishing a literary journal: selecting and making editing suggestions on contributors'work, arranging its order of presentation and preparing it to be printed. Student will learn about writing through careful scrutiny contributors' writing and visual possibilities of journal layout. Or as Hettie Jones, partner of LeRoi Jones,alias Amiri Baraka, observed about her own editing activities: "It was this that all my late-night cutting, pasting, aligning, and retyping finally taught me--what comes from reading things over and over, taking apart and putting together, the heart of the matter, the way it feels."
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Individual reading and study; collaborative discussion.
It is assumed that students will have interest in literary writing, and will usually have taken at least one creative writing course at UWB.
Class assignments and grading
timely and qualitative accomplishment of elected tasks.