LLST

3025

RFW Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Codeswitch: RFW Poetry

Fall 2019

Taught By: Amy Sara Carroll

Section: A

CRN: 1618

Credits: 4

In Chicano Poetics: Heterotexts and Hybridities, Alfred Arteaga suggests, “for [Octavio] Paz, the border is a thin one and across it ‘Even the birds speak English’ […] What is difficult for Paz is to consider a thick border.” In this course, students will explore “thick descriptions” of thickening borders of the Americas. Students will address the possibility of a bilingual poetics—laterally—examining representations of bi- or multicultural subjectivities. Central to the discussion will be the conceit of code-switching, a linguistic term, which designates a speaker or writer’s facility to move between languages. Students will approach code-switching literally to acquaint themselves with work that shuttles between Spanish and English, as well as metaphorically—dehyphenating it—to address the hybridity of twentieth/twenty-first century poetry.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:42pm 5/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Poet's Prose: RFW Poetry

Spring 2019

Taught By: Thomas Donovan

Section: A

CRN: 1971

Credits: 4

Reading for Writers Poetry examines how poets engage with poetic texts and reflect upon their own engagements with language and genre. Students will read poetry, poetic essays, and cross genre works by poets. The readings for this course will highlight contemporary and recent poetic interventions that are edgy, avant-garde, and challenging. In addition to reading and learning about contemporary ideas and movements in poetics, students will have an opportunity to reflect upon their own writing practice. Class readings, discussions, and writing assignments will provide a space for an exploration of poetic and philosophical questions. Among other poets and poet-critics, this course may include essays and poetry by Lisa Robertson, Charles Bernstein, M. NourbeSe Philip, Denise Riley, Peter Gizzi, and Sueyeun Juliette Lee.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:45pm 5/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019