Marissa Landrigan, U of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
Marissa Landrigan is a professor and creative nonfiction writer whose work has been published in journals such as Creative Nonfiction, Orion, Guernica, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast, Diagram, and others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University, where she completed a food memoir titled The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat, which her agent, Kim Perel, is currently shopping to publishing houses. She currently lives in western PA, where she teaches, creative, digital, and professional writing at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
I’ll be incorporating the Generative Literature Project into my fall course Writing for Digital Media, which is an intermediate level class meant to provide students with a broad overview to the methods, approaches, and particular challenges for composing in a digital environment for a digital audience. We’ll be using the GLP throughout the semester as a model for the ideas we’ll be exploring with regard to digital writing, such as composing in collaborative and interactive formats, and incorporating social and visual media. My hope is that using the GLP will help students develop an understanding of digital writing as a playful, creative, and exploratory form, one that begins with the seed of an idea and grows beyond the sum of its parts through widespread collaboration, sharing, and audience participation.