Full course description
Cultural criticism is neither complaining nor praising, but a contextualized examination of art and the experiences of our time. As A.O. Scott says, “It’s the job of art to free our minds, and the task of criticism to figure out what to do with that freedom.”
Explore how to turn opinions and cultural experiences into nuanced criticism that contributes to the social conversation. This skill helps to enrich everyday conversations, to give you confidence to express your ideas in workplace settings, and to rise above trolls and debased social media posts.
In this seven-week course, we’ll discuss how to create written and oral criticism in a variety of cultural veins – food, art, media, politics, and the environment. Participants will complete short, interesting readings, participate in discussions, and receive feedback on their writing. We’ll examine successful tactics for sharing our criticisms, including to how to pitch our writing and ideas to editors.
When: June 10 to July 29, 2020 Duration: Seven weeks
Price: $ 549
Where: Online Zoom class Wednesday evenings Instructor: Molly Zapp