The Poetics of Struggle
Instructor: Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker, Antiracism Inc.’s Visiting Artist in Residence
Wednesdays, 2-3:50 PM, South Hall 2617
The Poetics of Struggle will engage students’ creative and critical skills in the production of written and spoken word poetic expressions and performances. The course will explore the intersections of activist, intellectual, and poetic interventions into the discussion of power, struggle, identity, hope, and healing in the post Civil Rights era. The course will seek to bridge intellectual work with an exploration of individual and communal formations, reformations, and radical imaginations. Using their own lives as sites of exploration, students will be given the resources, teachings, and practice to develop their own tangible and concrete skill sets to understand, engage with, and produce radically imaginative, meaningful modes of knowledge creation and circulation.
WORD: Isla Vista Arts and Culture Magazine
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson and D.J. Palladino
Friday 3-5 PM,TD-W 1701
The course publishes a free quarterly magazine that is designed, compiled, researched, written, edited, and distributed by students. We explore the burgeoning artistic endeavors in Isla Vista and highlight topical issues uncovered by student editors. Attendance at all production meetings is mandatory.
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Writing Workshop for Student Veterans and their Loved Ones
Instructor: Susan Derwin
Monday 5:00-7:00 PM, 6056 HSSB
This creative writing workshop is for veterans and loved ones of veterans who wish to write about their military experiences. Participants will share and discuss their work with each other in an informal setting. For more information, contact Susan Derwin: email@example.com.
INT 594 AB
This course is affiliated with the Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group. The Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group unites UCSB faculty and graduate students with common research interests in the history of Mediterranean antiquity, broadly conceived. We are investigating the process by which groups define, create and maintain their identities over time. The creation of boundaries, among ethnic, political, or religious groups, is a dynamic activity that can be reflected, not only by changes in material culture, but also in the rhetorical strategies adopted by ancient authors and the political tactics pursued by those seeking power. As members of several departments, including Classics, History, Religious Studies, and Anthropology, we are also interested in challenging the disciplinary boundaries between us, believing that we have much to learn from one another.