Major Playwrights: James Baldwin

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Major Playwrights: Baldwin

Fall 2021

Taught By: Frank Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 11184

Credits: 4

This dramatic literature course serves as an introduction to the work of American writer James Baldwin. Born during the Harlem Renaissance and widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in U.S. history, Baldwin’s work as a novelist and essayist is more well known than his work as a playwright. In this course we will recuperate Baldwin’s legacy as a playwright, placing his dramaturgical work in conversation with some of his contemporaries such as Lorraine Hansberry. In addition, we will study Baldwin’s entire literary corpus (novels, essays, speeches, plays) in order to situate his dramatic work in the context of his broader project. Among the plays/texts will we will study include The Amen Corner, Blues for Mister Charlie, The Fire Next Time, Another Country, Go Tell it on the Mountain, and Giovanni’s Room. In addition, dramatic work by Baldwin’s contemporaries Lorraine Hansberry, Leroi Jones, and Maya Angelou will also be engaged. This course fulfills the Dramatic Literature requirement for Theater Majors and Minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 12:17pm 1/24/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021