Nonfiction Elective: From Sea to Shining Sea

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

From Sea to Shining Sea

Fall 2022

Taught By: Alison Kinney

Section: AX

CRN: 14102

Credits: 4

The nonfiction literature of bodies of water and watery bodies explores swimming pools, pipelines, borders, beaches, and beverage bottles. We might rethink water through our memories and histories and through those of Harriet Tubman, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Rachel Carson, Toni Morrison, Wendy Walters, Colson Whitehead, Julie Otsuka, and Robin Wall Kimmerer. Students will discuss water's literally fluid meanings through historic and contemporary poetry, analysis, memoir, science, activism, art, and their own littoral explorations. Through readings and student research into waters of their choice, we will discuss literary forms and approaches to topics such as: marine life, agriculture, storms, drought, fracking, Standing Rock, Flint, shipping, and shores. Coursework includes discussion, creative/researched papers/presentations, teaching facilitations, and journaling. What can we learn, say, and write about the substance that flows through our veins, our taps, and the land we live on?

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: 8:38am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L105

Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022