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  • Rodney McMillian (born in Columbia, South Carolina) is an artist based in Los Angeles.
  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Twentieth-Century Man by Michael Joyce. Starting with a disappearance, Twentieth-Century Man contemplates issues imbedded in aging, memory, language, family, and even life and death, covering and uncovering many profound mysteries.

  • Alice Konitz

    Sep 18| Lectures
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    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Alice Konitz.

    Thursday, September 18th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

    Image from alicekonitz.com

     

  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

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graduate writing course

Thesis

A sample of a book-length, publishable project of prose or poetry supervised by the department chair and faculty.  The work (40-50pgs. of prose, 20-30 pgs. of poetry) is submitted to a faculty committee of the student’s choosing for final approval.

Publishing Practices

An optional year-long course directed toward the contemporary world of publishing, as well as working on our writing program’s literary tabloid, OR, the Otis Books/Seismicity Editions imprint.

Visiting Writers Lectures

A bi-weekly lecture series featuring visiting poets, fiction writers and essayists from the U.S. and abroad who read and discuss their own work and aspects of contemporary literary culture. A question and answer period follows each talk.

Literary Seminar

These in-depth seminars focus on particular issues or currents in contemporary fiction and poetry, with topics selected from various international literary traditions (e.g., “Poetry’s Public” or “The Ethics of Fiction”)or monographic courses on such figures as Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, or Eudora Welty.

Prose/Poetry Workshop III/IV

A two-year workshop sequence in the student’s area of emphasis, i.e. fiction, poetry, non-fiction. Also, as part of the course, the student may meet with the program director and other graduate faculty during the semester.

Publishing Practices

An optional year-long course directed toward the contemporary world of publishing, as well as working on our writing program’s literary tabloid, OR, the Otis Books/Seismicity Editions imprint.

Visiting Writers Lectures

A bi-weekly lecture series featuring visiting poets, fiction writers and essayists from the U.S. and abroad who read and discuss their own work and aspects of contemporary literary culture. A question and answer period follows each talk.

Translation Seminar

This course is a study of literary translation and its radical impact on English-language poetry and fiction. Poetry or fiction translation is an option for the critical essay in this course. Students, in either case, acquire first-hand knowledge of literary traditions outside that of Anglo-American literature.

Literary Seminar

These in-depth seminars focus on particular issues or currents in contemporary fiction and poetry, with topics selected from various international literary traditions (e.g., “Poetry’s Public” or “The Ethics of Fiction”)or monographic courses on such figures as Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, or Eudora Welty.

Prose/Poetry Workshop I/II

A two-year workshop sequence in the student’s area of emphasis, i.e. fiction, poetry, non-fiction. Also, as part of the course, the student may meet with the program director and other graduate faculty during the semester.