Césaire: African Myths and Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Césaire: African Myth & Poetry
Fall 2023
Taught By: Rose Rejouis
Section: AX

CRN: 15935

Credits: 4

This course brings together Césaire's poetry and critique of colonial master narratives with African oral culture. Césaire often referred to African culture, but its presence is more symbolic than real in his poetry. In this course, we use Césaire's work both as justification and introduction to African oral law and literature. What is the value of African communal symbolic work in our culture, a culture that was, like us, originally African, but which has been re-created in the image of racial capitalism. Students will be invited to attend exhibits and talks related to the course. They will also be expected to submit a digital portfolio which will include both analytical and creative work.

This course fulfills the Poetry requirement for the Literature concentration.
This course fulfills the Single Author/Text requirement in Literary Studies.
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: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:48pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 465
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023