Artists' Books Assignment
Students examine artists’ books, looking at how the books make meaning through text, image, and composition. Students then select a book and write an analysis of how the book makes an artistic statement.
Dr Amy Elkins
Laney Graduate School Alumnus
Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Macalester College.
English 181 Writing About Literature: Literature, Space, and Gender
Intensive writing course fulfilling first-year writing requirement, with a focus on the intersection of literature, space, and gender.
Suitable for a 100-level class, particularly in English and Comp Lit
- Easily adaptable to focus on the rhetoric of the artist’s book or social and political issues the books address
- Can be adapted as a lower stakes assignment
- Can be adapted for an upper-level class.
- Ellen Knudson, Wild Girls Redux: an Operators Manual
- Julie Shaw Lutts, Alterations and Adjustments
- Lise Melhorn-Boe, What's for Dinner?
- Ann Tyler, Billy Rabbit: an American Adaptation
- Alicia Bailey, Cosmeceutical Collection