Instructor: Micciche                                                                                                                              Tuesday 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM

This course focuses on how writers write. Our study will explore writing tools and technologies as well as the role that environmental factors, embodied experiences, rituals and habits, and animal companions play in acts of composing. We’ll experiment with composing in and out of class; assignments include a case study and a final project that could be completed individually or collaboratively. What we learn in this class can be applied directly to your writing and/or teaching practices. Readings will include works by Lynda Barry, Peter Elbow, Donna Haraway, Ann Berthoff, and Claudia Rankine, among others.

This class can count as a core class for rhetoric and composition students, a theory course for LCS and creative writing students, and an elective for any graduate student.