Theodor Frederick Hiebert
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.
Students will learn -- through hands on practice -- what is involved in publishing a literary and arts journal. This will involve soliciting work from the general student body as well as making editorial, curatorial and organizational decisions about the finished form the journal will take. Students will learn about writing and visual arts through careful scrutiny and discussion of submissions, and by collectively making design, layout and promotional decisions.
Student learning goals
Learn about literary and arts publication through hands on project-driven tasks;
Develop editorial and curatorial skill sets for critical assessment of literary and artistic forms;
Build a collective vision of project outcomes and work collaboratively towards their realization.
General method of instruction
The course will take the form of groups meetings, collective decision making on organizational questions and individually assigned tasks to be completed outside of class.
It is assumed that students will have an interest in literature and the arts and be willing to work as a team towards project realization. Students with experience in writing, visual arts, graphic design or with strong organizational skills are particularly welcome.
Class assignments and grading
Credit will be awarded on the basis of successful completion of all assigned work and final publication and presentation of the 2012 issue of the literary and arts journal.