School

School of Humanities and Sciences

Department

Writing

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Other

Date

2-4-2019 8:50 AM

Abstract

Experiential learning characterizes several advanced writing courses at Ithaca College, ranging from preprofessional classes in editing and publishing and feature and magazine journalism to hands-on practicums in proposal and grant writing and image-text production. Our group presentation, a four-poster exhibition showcasing experiential learning in the Department of Writing, discusses students’ application and reflection. Students will display how they’ve taken understanding acquired in their coursework and applied it –– through writing, editing and publishing; collaborating with professionals in the community; creating artistic and expressive products shared via readings or public exhibits; and interning at a range of professional organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In our Image-Text Practicum course (WRTG-31200) and image-text independent studies, we work at the intersection of writing and visual art. We learn through a careful, hands-on study of craft and form. We work to understand how to utilize white space, juxtaposition, and our associative minds to come to some new understanding and to create work that feels whole and dynamic. Lisa Booth’s “We Are Family: A Meditation on Inheritance and Patterns” combines found family photographs, psychological theory, and her own memories and observations as she works to understand, as she puts it, “inheritance and the idea of history repeating within the family system. The work tries to make sense of how inheritance can shape the individual in their family as well as in the larger society.” “Still Here" by Will Cohan is a short work of fiction he describes as “journal entries from a ghost as it explores the world, searching for other ghosts and watching centuries go.” It pairs the text with simple, sketch-like drawings similar to those seen in the margins of a notebook. His intent was to explore ghosts in less of a horror light and come at the topic from a more childlike perspective. Alex Durham’s “Coming Together/ Falling Apart: A Study in Visual Text” was an independent study performed over the summer of 2018. The work “explored the relationship between visuals and text through the medium of the video essay.” It was completed under the mentorship of Professor Katie Marks and with support from the H&S Summer Scholars program. All this creative work requires the intersection of mediums, aesthetics, and new audiences. In conjunction with the Image-Text course, students also display their work for the public in an interactive fair.

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This is one of four inter-related student poster presentations, from the Dept. of Writing, showcasing our emphasis on experiential learning via diverse genres.

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Experiential learning characterizes several advanced writing courses at Ithaca College, ranging from preprofessional classes in editing and publishing and feature and magazine journalism to hands-on practicums in proposal and grant writing and image-text production. Our group presentation, a four-poster exhibition showcasing experiential learning in the Department of Writing, discusses students’ application and reflection. Students will display how they’ve taken understanding acquired in their coursework and applied it –– through writing, editing and publishing; collaborating with professionals in the community; creating artistic and expressive products shared via readings or public exhibits; and interning at a range of professional organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In our Image-Text Practicum course (WRTG-31200) and image-text independent studies, we work at the intersection of writing and visual art. We learn through a careful, hands-on study of craft and form. We work to understand how to utilize white space, juxtaposition, and our associative minds to come to some new understanding and to create work that feels whole and dynamic. Lisa Booth’s “We Are Family: A Meditation on Inheritance and Patterns” combines found family photographs, psychological theory, and her own memories and observations as she works to understand, as she puts it, “inheritance and the idea of history repeating within the family system. The work tries to make sense of how inheritance can shape the individual in their family as well as in the larger society.” “Still Here" by Will Cohan is a short work of fiction he describes as “journal entries from a ghost as it explores the world, searching for other ghosts and watching centuries go.” It pairs the text with simple, sketch-like drawings similar to those seen in the margins of a notebook. His intent was to explore ghosts in less of a horror light and come at the topic from a more childlike perspective. Alex Durham’s “Coming Together/ Falling Apart: A Study in Visual Text” was an independent study performed over the summer of 2018. The work “explored the relationship between visuals and text through the medium of the video essay.” It was completed under the mentorship of Professor Katie Marks and with support from the H&S Summer Scholars program. All this creative work requires the intersection of mediums, aesthetics, and new audiences. In conjunction with the Image-Text course, students also display their work for the public in an interactive fair.

 

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