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Writing Taboo [Megan Kruse]

What do we do when something internal or external tells us, “You’re not supposed to write that?” We’ll explore the forbidden and the writer’s relationship to taboo, from the flagrant (Fifty Shades) to the transformative. We’ll look at writers like James Baldwin, Sharon Olds, Nadine Gordimer, Vladimir Nabokov, and Kathryn Harrison, and discuss how their work propelled social change or incited criticism. What responsibility does the writer have to truth? To politics? Come to class with your forbidden idea, and you’ll leave with writing from prompts made to unleash to taboo.