“The walls are the publishers of the poor.” Eduardo Galeano. From the Mexican Revolution, to student and indigenous led protests in Ecuador, to national teacher strikes, to the feminist Combahee River Collective, every movement for social change starts with both the inequitable conditions that created it and also a narrative of how the past and future collide with the present. Literature, with all its vast interiority and mind-bending possibility, is vital to resistance and revolution.
Through selected readings, an exploration of craft, and discussions of writers such as Eduardo Galeano, Roberto Bolaño, Idra Novey, China Miéville, Audre Lorde, and Emily Raboteau, this class will explore the indispensable relationship between revolution, resistance, and writing.
This class is part of a “Writing Your Resistance” series. See the other classes in the series below, or bundle all three for a discount.
Writing Your Resistance: Poetry with C. Russell Price
Writing Your Resistance: Nonfiction with Kim Brooks