Feminist Avant-garde Poetics: Poetry as Experimentation

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Feminist Avant-garde Poetics

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jennifer Firestone

Section: A

CRN: 3225

Credits: 4

The writing of poetry can engage our most nuanced thoughts and arguments about politics, history, identity, and aesthetics. This is true right now more than ever. Through the reading of the works of feminist avant-garde poets such as Gertrude Stein, Eileen Myles, Harryette Mullen, and others, we will radically imagine what our own poems can contain and address. The course will engage poetry through a series of experiments, focusing on challenging our notions of what is a "poem," and transforming the class space to one of adventure, community and innovation. Students will meet several established NY poets, visit the feminist avant-garde collaborative, Belladonna*, write and workshop a series of their own poems, attend a poetry reading, and participate in a final collaborative project. Students of all levels and concentrations are welcome.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

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: 5:14am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020