Program Curriculum

Current Second Year Courses

2018 - 2019 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 2018

Winter Quarter 2019

Spring Quarter 2019

This schedule may be subject to change.


Note:
In addition to the courses highlighted below, you may choose your electives from a range of UW programs. To count toward your graduate degree, elective courses should be at the 400- or 500-level. 

See Registration for instructions.


Autumn Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

Independent study courses.  Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms. (Note: If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses.)

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: Words and Pictures (Rebecca Brown)

In Words and Pictures, we will look at relationships of verbal and visual imagery on the page, looking at books and people like William Blake, Tom Phillips, Walker Evans and James Agee, Allison Bechdel, Sebald, Japanese haiga, etc.  Class may involve museum visits. Four students needed to make this class work.

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: The Monstrous Feminine (Ted Hiebert)

The Monstrous Feminine will focus on texts by Barbara Creed, Sue (Johnny) Golding, and Donna Haraway, supplemented by texts chosen by students. We will meet 4 times during the quarter while you develop an independent essay and/or artistic project exploring themes from the books. Contact Siolo or Aya for more details.

BISIA 410 (Advanced Creative Writing Workshop). Radical Form/Radical Politics: Contemporary Experiments in Writing (Abe Avnisan) MW 11am-1pm

How can we develop aesthetic strategies through which to understand and respond to our contemporary social and political landscape? How can writing practices that transgress formal and disciplinary conventions investigate the complex relationships between the personal, political, and historical?  Students will explore these questions by creating original, language-based artworks in response to works of contemporary writing that use radical formal experimentation to enact a radical politics.

BISIA  483A Advanced Arts Workshop: Experimental Writing (Joe Milutis). TTH 3:30-5:30.

This workshop will provide a space to explore and create various forms of experimental writing, which may include concrete, visual, and sound poetry; experimental narrative; conceptual poetics; historical avant-garde and new media work.  There will be various writing and performative exercises, which will be workshopped; a media/performance piece; and a final project which can be a chapbook of conceptually related work or a extension of the media piece.

Other Elective Options


Winter Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

Independent study courses.  If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses. Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms:

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)*

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research TBD. Students with suggestions/requests for specific areas may direct inquiries to Rebecca Brown. 

400-level courses

BISIA 410 (Advanced Creative Writing Workshop). Sarah Baker (MFA '15) TTh 1:15-3:15.

Other Elective Options


Spring Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

Independent study courses.  If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses. Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms:

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)*

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum: Amaranth Borsuk, TTh 3:30-5:30 pm. Attend all of the sessions of my undergraduate course BISIA 310 Creative Writing: Poetry, and be prepared to meet outside of the class sessions to discuss teaching. Do all of the creative writing assignments with the students, work with small groups, and do one or two course presentations.  Conclude course by writing a reflection on the course and your own teaching and create your own undergraduate poetry syllabus.

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research TBD

400-level courses

TBD

Cultural Studies electives

Other Elective Options

Outside Electives

Options for second-year MFA students include a wide range of UW courses.

Prior Year Courses

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