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Foiling the Marriage Plot

All Levels | From Gone with the Wind to Gone Girl; from Madame Bovary to Fifty Shades of Grey; and from Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary to Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, writers have perpetuated and interrogated the marriage plot. In this class we will look at a wide variety of texts that engage with romantic love and marriage. Through close reading and optional short response essays, we will build our skills as both writers and critics, looking at assumptions around the marriage plot and writing about these old tropes in new and unexpected ways.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Lisa Levy

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/12/2021

End Date: 11/16/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Lisa Levy

Lisa Levy is a writer, essayist, and critic. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New Republic, the LARB, the Believer, the Millions, the Rumpus, TLS, the CBC, and Lit Hub, where she is a contributing editor. She is also a columnist and contributing editor to Crime Reads. She has an essay in the collection Talking About Pauline Kael and one in the anthology Dating & Sex: The Theory of Mutual Self-Destruction. Lisa has taught at Writers Workshop Dallas, Grub Street, the Loft, and Sackett Street Writers Workshop. She is working on a collection of linked essays about chronic illness and cultural ideas about life narrative, progressive time, and futurity, as well as a critical study about women and crime fiction.

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