Walking in New York: Multi-genre, Multi-media Writing

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Walking in New York

Spring 2022

Taught By: Theodore Kerr

Section: A

CRN: 10814

Credits: 3

New York is a great walking city, and a uniquely urban form of literature has grown out of the activity of flanerie, or, aimless strolling. In this course, students plan and document a series of walks, creating their own literary and autobiographical map of New York—a personal poetics of space. We create a poetics of walking, of ethnography, and of autobiography, mapping discoveries of self and others through writing. These voyages and readings provide the occasion to write a series of texts, documenting our walks through New York and our responses to the literature of flanerie. Walking becomes a creative act. Students are also encouraged to explore the intersections between writing and other media/art forms, such as performance, digital media, visual art, film and sound as we document the unfolding and creation of our own New York landscapes

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:00pm 9/27/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022