Feb. 11th, 2009

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i have to teach intro to creative writing next... spring? i think, and
we're in a pedagogy class now & our final is write a syllabus for this class.
i think i will teach it as a diary reading/writing class where we
look at the diaries of different sorts of writers (fiction, poetry, & essay)
along with excerpts of some of their work.

so, texts to consider. maybe doing plath, sontag, benjamin & maso makes the most sense.
it is a quarter long class & we'll be doing workshopping, too. or maybe warhol instead
of benjamin. i need to look at that archive book again to see if it would work.
if i used warhol i could show a film, maybe.

if you can think of other diaries
that are interesting, please let me know.

hmm, maybe
fiction (maso), essay (sontag), poetry (tsvetaeva) and art (warhol)
or
fiction (wolf), essay (benjamin), poetry (akhmatova) and art (truitt)
or
fiction (oates), essay (maso), poetry (bishop) and art (beaton)
or
fiction (sontag), essay (maso), poetry (tsvetaeva) and art (warhol)

some combination... i am just trying to find a balance since the class is 'intro to creative writing', tho that doesn't mean anything in particular

DIARY

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow / Opal Whiteley
# Paperback: 384 pages
# Publisher: Penguin
# ISBN-10: 0140237208

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
by Sylvia Plath
# Paperback: 768 pages
# Publisher: Anchor
# ISBN-10: 0385720254

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
by Susan Sontag
# Hardcover: 336 pages
# Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0374100748

The Andy Warhol Diaries
by Andy Warhol
# Paperback: 807 pages
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0446391387

One Day a Year
by Christa Wolf
# Paperback: 650 pages
# Publisher: Europa Editions
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1933372222

The Room Lit by Roses
by Carole Maso
# Paperback: 192 pages
# Publisher: Counterpoint
# ISBN-10: 1582432120

Walter Benjamin's Archive
by Walter Benjamin
# Hardcover: 288 pages
# Publisher: Verso
# ISBN-10: 1844671968

Daybook: The Journal of an Artist
by Anne Truitt
# Paperback: 240 pages
# Publisher: Penguin
# ISBN-10: 0140069631

Earthly Signs
by Marina Tsvetaeva
# Hardcover: 192 pages
# Publisher: Yale University Press
# ISBN-10: 0300069227

My Half-Century
by Anna Akhmatova
# Paperback: 439 pages
# Publisher: Northwestern University Press
# ISBN-10: 0810114852

The Unexpurgated Beaton: The Cecil Beaton Diaries As He Wrote Them, 1970-1980
by Cecil Beaton
# Paperback: 528 pages
# Publisher: Da Capo Press
# ISBN-10: 0786716592

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates : 1973-1982
# Paperback: 544 pages
# Publisher: Harper Perennial
# ISBN-10: 0061227994

The Diary of "Helena Morley"
by Elizabeth Bishop
# Paperback: 282 pages
# Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
# ISBN-10: 0374524351

possible additional readings

on keeping a notebook / joan didion
http://www.ranablog.com/pdfs/didion.pdf

rupture, verge and precipice precipice, verge, and hurt not / carole maso
http://www.barcelonareview.com/20/e_cm.htm

SAPPHO SINGS THE WORLD ECSTATIC / carole maso
http://www.webdelsol.com/LITARTS/maso/cm-au.htm

Project for a Trip to China / from I, etcetera / Susan Sontag

What Remains and Other Stories / christa wolf

Djuna Barnes / "The Diary of a Dangerous Child"

etc

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