James Baldwin: Reading and Writing in France

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Lang College

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Summer 2019

Taught By: Rich Blint

Section: A

CRN: 1751

Credits: 6

This travel seminar considers the expatriate life and work of American essayist, novelist, and cultural critic James Baldwin. With a focus on critical reading and creative writing, the course invites students to engage with a major voice in American letters by responding to his work and the city (and country) where his life as an artist and activist began and ended. Readings will include several of the major works Baldwin wrote while living abroad, his feud with Richard Wright, and a selection of other writings and films that carry on and reveal his legacy. Students will be asked to write two major pieces while abroad — responses to Baldwin, arguments, stories — each of which will be workshopped. Activities include walking tours of Paris and a four-day excursion to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, where Baldwin spent the last years of his life. Professors Scott Korb and Jake Lamar. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For further information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Scott Korb ( KorbS@newschool.edu).

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Lang College (LNGC)

Campus: Overseas (OS)

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: 6:00am 10/15/2019

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Date Range: 6/1/2019 - 6/30/2019