Handmade Poetics: Notebooks, Diaries, and Other Paper Works

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Handmade Poetics
Spring 2024
Taught By: Rose Rejouis
Section: AX

CRN: 14684

Credits: 4

This course is for students ready to translate texts into images and objects and vice versa. We will examine the exemplary works of artists who have done this as well as the work of the scholars who study them. We will study Emily Dickinson’s envelope sculpture/poems and hand-sewn “fascicles,” while reading Adrienne Rich’s work on the impact of this hand-made poetry and poetics. We will study theorists, such as Richard Chalfen, Pierre Bourdieu, and Roland Barthes, who have focused on the emergence of the ritual of taking family snapshots as well as authors who have used the frame of the family album as points of departure for their auto-fiction, writers such as Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux. Students will be asked to do both analytical writing and creative work.

This course fulfills the Poetry requirement for the Literature concentration.
After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 9:36am EST 11/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024