The Writing & Literature Colloquium Seminar offers students an opportunity to discuss the presentations from the Writing & Literature Colloquium. The seminar provides a space for students to engage in reflective learning. Students will be invited to consider what it means to practice and/or study writing and/or literature. Students will explore the questions: How are writing and literature represented on UCSB campus? What kind of work is done in the broader disciplines of writing and literature? How do my own interests in writing and/or literature fit into the campus environment? How might my own work benefit from the resources in writing and/or literature available on campus? What new ideas or opportunities in writing and/or literature does the campus offer that I might explore?
Students will also prepare their Portfolios for the Mid-Residency Review, which takes place during the Winter Quarter of their Sophomore Year. The Mid-Residency Review includes a review of the student’s overall work towards their degree, a review of their Writing & Literature portfolio, and a review of their Senior Portfolio Proposal, in which they pitch their vision of the work they would like to undertake for their Senior Portfolio. In the Sophomore Seminar, students will refine their Writing & Literature portfolio and draft the Senior Portfolio Proposal.
Tracy K Smith, The Body’s Question Macmillan Trade
Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams Macmillan Trade