Visual Arts and Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Visual Arts and Poetry

Fall 2020

Taught By: Masha Chlenova

Section: AX

CRN: 8981

Credits: 4

This course focuses on the close intertwining of visual arts and poetry in the 20th century and the ways in which visual and verbal languages informed and enriched each other in a wide range of avant-garde artistic practices in Europe and the United States. We will examine connections between the poetics of Stephane Mallarmé and Guillaume Apollinaire and the innovations of Cubism and several models of pictorial abstraction. We will study the rich cross-pollination between word and image in the work of Italian Futurists, Russian Cubo-Futurists, Dada and Surrealist artists, all the way to The New York School of the 1940s and 50s and the international Concrete poetry of the 1960s. Students will consider ways in which the intermeshing of visual and verbal registers opened new creative possibilities and mutually enriched poetry and visual arts in ways that are still relevant today. The course will meet once a week synchronously via Zoom for a double session. It will include two additional synchronous sessions with guest lectures by museum curators and poets, and a few individual assignments. Students will be responsible for two in class presentations of assigned readings, a short midterm paper and a final individual research project that will be presented in class and submitted as a paper.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:36am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020