Emerita Senior Faculty Associate
She has been an affiliated scholar at the Pembroke Center for Advanced Research on Women at Brown University and visiting scholar in discourse studies at the University of Amsterdam. As co-director of The Writing Program, she is one of three faculty who run the College’s across the curriculum Writing Program.
Ms. Siegel has published short fiction, taught poetry at the University of Minnesota, and worked in radio and print journalism. She was fiction editor for Sojourner, a feminist monthly, and associate editor of Critical Studies: A Journal of Critical Theory, Literature and Culture.
This course will explore the work of scholars, essayists, and creative writers in order to use their prose as models for our own. We'll analyze scholarly explication and argument, and we'll appreciate the artistry in our finest personal essays and short fiction. Students will complete a series of critical essays in the humanities and natural sciences and follow with a personal essay and a piece of short fiction. Students will have an opportunity to submit their work for peer review and discussion; students will also meet individually with the instructors. Frequent, enthusiastic revision is an expectation.