Teaching

Many of our books are great in the classroom, and we make it easy with teaching guides that can help incorporate CCM titles into your curriculum.

Most of our authors are also available for travel, interviews, Q&As with students, and Skype visits or Google Hangouts with your class.

For any questions about using a CCM book in your class, requests for desk copies, or queries about author availability, email for more information: janice@entropymag.org

 


CCM Teaching Guides


 

Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle Civil

Performance / Feminism / Black Women Artists / Political Art / Presence / Risk / Audience / Perspective / Point of View / Critical Race Analysis / Documentation / Race / Gender / Sexuality / Coming of Age / Process

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Performance Art / Performance Studies
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– African-American Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


As I Stand Living by Christopher Higgs

Memoir / Autobiography / Essay / Criticism / Literary / Constraint-Based / Conceptual Writing / Experimental / Self-Help / Journal Writing / Fatherhood / Documentation / Faulkner / Pop Culture / Gossip

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Composition
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Drowsy. Drowsy Baby by Jared Joseph

Poetry / Memoir / Autobiography / Translation / Historical Trauma / Nation / Family / Subject Formation / Experimental / Sacred Texts / Mysticism / Hybridity / Source Texts / Conceptual Writing / Middle East Studies / Jewish / Memory

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Contemporary American Poetry
– American/Contemporary Literature
– Experimental Writing
– Comparative Literature
– Translation Theory

Teaching Guide (PDF)


The Book of Endless Sleepovers by Henry Hoke

Childhood / Queer Theory / Cross-genre / Hybrid / Memoir / Autobiography / Creative Nonfiction / Meta-literary / Post-modernism / Gender / Sexuality / Coming of Age / Illness / Romance / Disability / Masculinity / Family

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Queer Theory
– American/Contemporary Literature

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Bruja by Wendy C. Ortiz

Dreamoir / Experimental / Memoir / Autobiography / Diary / Hybrid / Fiction / Psychology / Dreams / Literary / Xicanx / Latinx / Sexuality /Gender / Family / Unconscious / Psychoanalysis

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Forms
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Experimental Writing
– Feminist Literature
– Gender Studies / Women’s Studies
– Psychology
– Xicanx & Latinx Studies

Teaching Guide (PDF)


How to Keep You Alive by Ella Longpre

Hybrid / Memoir / Anti-Memoir / Autobiography / Experimental / Feminist / Women / Queer / Bisexual / Tense / Pronoun / Point of View / Form / Motion / Poetics of Spaces / Representation / Religion

– Creative Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Memoir / Anti-Memoir
– Experimental Writing
– Hybrid Forms
– Feminist Literature
– Queer Literature / Bisexual Literature

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Blind Spot by Harold Abramowitz

Narrative / New Novel / Nouveau Roman / Fiction / Experimental Fiction / Trauma / Hybrid / Dystopia / Time / Cinematic Narrative / Hotel / Funeral / Psychological Narrative / Crime / Loop / Repetition / Unreliable Narrator / Language

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Writing
– Literature / Contemporary Literature
– Trauma Studies
– Narrative Studies
– Gender Studies
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Transitory by Tobias Carroll

Fiction / Short Story / Cross-genre / Metaliterary / Postmodernism / Geography / Coming of Age/ Masculinity / Family / Perspective / Point of View / Pop Culture / Conceptual Writing / Liminal Spaces / Weird Fiction / Surrealism / Transit

– Creative Writing
– American / Contemporary Literature Writing
– Short Fiction / Fiction

Teaching Guide (PDF)


Gaijin by Jordan Okumura

Fiction / Experimental Fiction / Trauma / Hybrid / Memoir / Autobiography / Sexual Assault / Heritage Japanese / Heritage / Portuguese Heritage / War / Identity Studies / Mythology / Japanese Internment / Loss / Death / Grief

– Creative Writing
– Hybrid Writing
– Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
– Trauma Studies
– Feminist Literature
– Experimental Fiction
– Experimental Writing

Teaching Guide (PDF)