System of Dante's Hell

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

System of Dante's Hell

Spring 2019

Taught By: Victor Peterson

Section: A

CRN: 7383

Credits: 4

This course analyzes the role of LeRoi Jones’ (Amiri Baraka), The System of Dante’s Hell, in formalizing a philosophy of Black expression. Connecting his literary work to the plays in which Jones employs his countercultural praxis, we will trace this endowment to Jennifer Jazz - a black essayist, playwright, and punk. The articulation of social movements through the mechanism Jones conceives in Dante’s Hell, links uptown Black Fire!! to downtown Punk.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

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: 4:32pm 4/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 260

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