TriQuarterly a Leading Outlet for Video Essay
TriQuarterly, the celebrated literary journal of SPS' MA/MFA in Creative Writing program has established itself among the leading literary outlets of the video essay, an exciting new literary form. “Today’s digital technology gives writers unprecedented creative freedom,” said faculty member John Bresland, who curates the online journal’s video essays. An award-winning essayist working in video, radio and print, he equates the impact of 21st-century technology on creativity to the invention of the printing press.
See the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of TriQuarterly.
Writers of every genre who have composed on the page for decades — novelist Bill Roorbach, essayist and Northwestern faculty member Eula Biss, poet Joe Wenderoth — now also author works for the screen. Variations of this fast-emerging form of expression are taught in institutions of higher education across the country. When Bresland surveyed the curricula of 30 major universities, he found nearly all offered classes similar to video essay courses he teaches in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional Studies. But what he calls video essay, another university might label “experimental media,” “multimedia storytelling” or “writing with video.” Read more.