Louis C.K. and the Consequence of Context

Context and Scene In the fall of 2017, Louis C.K.'s career was all but destroyed by allegations of sexual misconduct (bordering on sexual assault) directed at a handful of women at various times over the past twenty years. The context of this series of events was filtered through the New York Times, depicting an awful… Continue reading Louis C.K. and the Consequence of Context

Talent and Identity Politics

Natural vs. Acquired One of the more ethically ambiguous topics of discussion in the MFA program was centered on talent, both natural and acquired, and how much identity played a role in shaping conceptions of talent. The workshop shed a light on how we might utilize the concept of┬átalent┬ámore deliberately through tools of direct feedback,… Continue reading Talent and Identity Politics

MFA Postmortem: The Case for a Formalized Philosophy of Fiction

Why a Philosophy of Fiction? Upon graduating with my MFA in Creative Writing, I was given an exit survey meant to gauge the efficacy of the program, determine what areas they might improve, and probably get a sense of the quality of our experience. I will preface this blog post by saying that my experience… Continue reading MFA Postmortem: The Case for a Formalized Philosophy of Fiction