Sunday, May 14, 2017

Registration Instructions SU QTR 17

Students who request that Beth enrolls them:
In the MFA Students Canvas group, click on Modules, then click on Registration Response SU QTR 17. Post your request for Beth to enroll you. List the classes you would like to take for summer, including back-up choices if you are taking online classes. Please make it clear how many online classes you wish to be enrolled in.
Students will be registered in the order of requests received (per date/time stamp on Canvas post). If a class has filled before your registration, Beth will enroll you in your first listed back-up class.  
confirmation announcement will be posted in Canvas no later than 11:59pm on May 22 when all students have been enrolled (for those who posted their registration responses by 5/22). No individual confirmation emails will be sent. Students are responsible for then checking their schedule in the SU QTR 17 student portal and noting if any they are enrolled in any back-up classes. 
To request that Beth make changes to your schedule after initial enrollment, you can re-post in the Registration Response thread or email Beth. 

Students who request to self-register:
1. In the MFA Students Canvas group, click on Modules, then click on Registration Response SU QTR 17. Post your request for Beth to enable your portal for summer self-registration.
2. Log into the student portal on May 22, on or after 7am CENTRAL time (adjust for your time zone as needed). Be sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.
3. Change the current term (top left by your name) to SU QTR 17
4. Click on Registration in the left column. (If you receive an error message stating that your advisor has blocked your registration, then either you are in the wrong term—change to SU QTR 17—or you did not post your request for Beth to enable your portal.)
5. To filter course offerings, click on SHOW FILTER. In the DEPARTMENT field, enter IMF to list all MFA classes. (On-campus students can filter further by entering 80 in the SECTION field.)
6. Click on the box by the first class you’d like to enroll in. It will be added add the top of the page. Continue to click the box next to any additional classes you would like to add. (For the on-campus cluster, click all three course numbers that include section number .80).
7. When all classes have been added to your schedule, click to process/save your schedule, then click OK to complete enrollment.
8. You can make schedule changes in your student portal through the end of open enrollment (for Summer quarter, open enrollment ends July 3). To drop a class, follow the registration instructions above, and then click the box next to that class in your schedule at the top of the page to remove it. To add a class, filter by IMF and click the box next to the class you want to add. Complete your registration as noted above. You can view your schedule at any time in your portal (be sure your portal is in term SU QTR 17 to view the summer schedule). After open enrollment ends, students must email Beth to make any schedule changes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SU17 IMF 51400 Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA - Patricia Feeney

Online Class
IMF 51400 Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA

Instructor:  Patricia Feeney
Email:  PFeeney@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Fundamentals/Mechanics + Teacher Prep

Course Description:
Students in this course study and practice fundamental writing skills and the mechanics of writing, including grammar basics, common punctuation mistakes, sentence-level editing, and MLA format. Along with weekly assignments, students will write one formal academic essay. Assignments are structured to be useful for personal skill-building as well as for preparation to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

SU17 IMF 51603 Focused Literature Study: Ulysses - Ted Morrissey

Online Class
IMF 51603 Focused Literature Study: Ulysses

Instructor:  Ted Morrissey
Email:  JMorrissey@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Literature

Course Description:
James the Great: Reading Joyce’s Ulysses

Many consider Irish writer James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses the greatest novel of the twentieth century, a modernist text that changed the course of narrative technique forever. Whether a fan or not of the sort of experimentation that Joyce pioneered, anyone who takes writing seriously would benefit from having at least a working knowledge of the book whose publication history is as dramatic as Joyce’s revolutionary narrative techniques themselves. However, the book can be daunting for even accomplished readers. It is so rich in allusions many readers become bogged down in the layered labyrinths of meaning. Therefore, we will approach the novel one section at a time, focusing mainly on plot progression and Joyce’s varied narrative techniques—only touching upon the copious allusions as needed to get some sense of their richness, without becoming overwhelmed by them. Readers who successfully navigate the dense prose discover a story that is at turns comic and touching, and fully drawn characters who are as worthy of sympathy as any in modern literature.

Note on the text: There are numerous editions of Ulysses available, and they can vary in content significantly. Joyce scholars tend to think of three main editions—the original 1922 edition, the “corrected” edition of 1960/61 (Bodley Head/Modern Library), and Gabler’s “synoptic” edition of 1984. Each has its triumphs and its flaws, but only the original edition was authorized by Joyce himself, thus many scholars consider it the most pure edition. As such, we will be reading the original 1922 text as republished by Oxford University Press, which offers abundant supplemental material for students who may be inclined to make use of it:
Joyce, James. Ulysses: The 1922 Text. Ed. Jeri Johnson. Oxford UP, 2011. ISBN: 9780199535675

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

SU17 IMF 51604 Writers' Lives - Wm Anthony Connolly

Online Class
IMF 51604 Writers' Lives

Instructor:  Wm Anthony Connolly
Email:  WConnolly@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Craft/Literature

Course Description:  

This is an exploration of ideas. Ideas about what it means to be a writer, to lead a writer’s life, is the central focus of our examination. This eleven-week journey is a combination craft/literature course where you will ponder your own writing mission; seek out resources available virtually and in your own backyard, and come to a greater understanding of the community of writers. The end result of this exploration will be your Writer’s Portfolio — including your writing mission (called an Ars Poetica for poets); a short essay on your process; your best work to date (written at any time in your writing career), and your plans for the future. Every week we will discuss present-day myths and truisms about the craft; find and share prompts, tips, and explore biographies of contemporary writers.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

SU17 IMF 51702 The Sonnet - Anothai Kaewkaen

Online Class
IMF 51702 Poetry Genres: The Sonnet

Instructor:  Anothai Kaewkaen
Email:  AKaewkaen@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Workshop & Literature

Course Description:
Scorn Not: The Sonnet, The Sonnet Collection, and Sonnets in Collection
If no other received form has accrued such bad press over its long history (Wordsworth was already defending it in his day), it's because no other received form has been so enduringly popular, so stubbornly perennial, and often so painfully conventional, as the sonnet. In this course, we will survey examples of contemporary sonnets and sonnet collections as we seek to understand what makes these fourteen(?)-line poems work, and how artists across different schools and backgrounds have reinterpreted the form. We'll analyze winners of the prominent Nemerov Sonnet Contest in our discussion of what constitutes "good" contemporary sonnets (and what a contemporary sonnet even is), develop a class criteria for their assessment, and explore the form itself as a field where both tradition and experimentation play. Finally, through a series of workshops, we ourselves will wander, like so many distinguished writers before us have, "the Sonnet's scanty plot of ground."

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

SU17 IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop - Andrew Pryor

Online Class
IMF 52100 Focused Poetry Workshop

Instructor:  Andrew Pryor
Email:  APryor@lindenwood.edu

Class Type:  Workshop

Course Description:
The focus of this course is an examination of the contemporary American poem. Read any randomly selected poem from literary journals published today, and you may ask: “what makes this poem a poem?” You may wonder why it doesn’t sound right (where are the rhymes?). You may wonder why it doesn’t look right (but this is just a block of text!). This quarter we will explore what makes the 21st century poem tick and in the process answer these and other questions concerning contemporary poetry. Particular emphasis will be given to the use of diction, syntax, lineation, and image. We also look at form as it pertains to the contemporary poem (blank verse, open field, and prose).

Coursework consists of writing and discussing student poems and features writing exercises designed to help you with generating ideas. A packet of poems that serve as a published model for our workshop discussions will be provided the first week of class.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

No Textbook Required

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at bmead@lindenwood.edu and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.