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

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 11:06am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 702

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