Sonnet Workshop (Mar 15 – Apr 12, 2011)
Instructor: Camille Martin
Duration: 5 weeks (Tuesdays), 15 March – 12 April 2011, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Capacity: 12 students
Combining a historical overview of the sonnet form (or as Anselm Hollo once called it, the sonnet state of mind) with creative writing assignments, this course offers students the opportunity to experience the sonnet as a traditional and experimental network of possibilities.
Through a series of Reading/Writing sessions focused around various “sonnet-inspired models,” participants will deepen their appreciation of the evolution of the sonnet across history as well as generate their own sonnets, investigating relationships between the rubrics of tradition and form and content and meaning, while continuing the momentum of the “little song’s” enduring popularity.
Required Texts: Sonnets by Camille Martin, as well as a selection of readings that will be provided.