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 2023
Taught By: Rebecca Reilly
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: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 8:52am EST 1/27/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023