Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams

Assistant Director of the College Writing Program
Senior Lecturer in College Writing
MFA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Washington University in St. Louis
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      MSC 1096-153-122
      Washington University
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      St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Rachel Adams is a lecturer in the College Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her BA as well as an MFA in Poetry Writing. In addition to CW1, she has taught courses in Poetry Writing and Advanced Poetry Writing. Prior to her most recent appointment at Wash U, she served as Marketing Coordinator for KIXEYE, a video game company based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Denver QuarterlySanta Clara Review and Gloom Cupboard.

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    College Writing: Dreams & Nightmares

    This course is an opportunity to explore and experiment, to dwell in uncertainty and inquiry, and entertain confusion before resolution. Whether your area of interest is the psychology of dreams, monsters, memory, desire, cognition and neuroscience, or the underbelly of the American Dream, you will find room to interrogate subjects, both real and imagined, as well as texts and theories that destabilize categories, embody possibility, and threaten established order.

    Pump Up the Volume: Collaboration and Cultural Impact Through Podcasting

    When you're walking to class or catching a shuttle, what's playing in your earbuds? Music, perhaps. Or maybe you're listening to one of the over 800,000 podcasts available to stream at any given moment. From tracking the rise and fall of Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes to unapologetic musings about life from recovering addict and actor Dax Shepard, podcasts have never been more primed to take our ears, our minds, and our hearts by storm. In this class, you will examine this phenomenon and its value in our global-minded culture and put into practice the storytelling skills we'll observe from a collection of podcasts by creating your own podcast episode. Together, we'll find out what happens when you fuse creative impulse with rigorous research and let it loose on the airwaves.