Handmade Poetics: Notebooks, Diaries, and Other Paper Works

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Handmade Poetics

Fall 2022

Taught By: Rose Rejouis

Section: AX

CRN: 14214

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:54am 10/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:10pm - 3:25pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022