Lost in Longing With Middlemarch
with Corinne Manning and Jay Aquinas Thompson
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay
Open to all levels
In this co-taught class, we will spend eight weeks taking on a feminist and queer reading of George Eliot's Middlemarch. This novel was a scathing critique of romantic love and marriage; it is also situated in a historical moment of disease and change. We will read the book as writers, exploring omniscience, naturalist satire, and writing self-restraint or "resolute submission." Class time will include discussion and generative writing prompts that might make even George Eliot blush.
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Corinne Manning's debut story collection We Had No Rules has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly the latter noting it "exquisitely examines queer relationships with equal parts humor, heartache, and titillation." Corinne has taught for Hugo House since 2011.
Jay Aquinas Thompson
Jay Aquinas Thompson (he/they) is a poet, essayist, and teacher with recent or forthcoming work in Interim, Pacifica Literary Review, Passages North, COAST | NoCOAST, and Poetry Northwest, where they're a contributing editor. Their poem "Poor and Carefree Strangers," published in FIVES: a Companion to Denver Quarterly, was a 2021–2022 Best of the Net nominee, and they're a 2021 Tin House Workshop alum. They've been awarded grants and fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Community of Writers, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and King County 4Culture. They live with their child in Washington state, where they teach creative writing to public school students and incarcerated women. Twitter @jayaquinas; Instagram @freshwater_merman
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