Section Information for Spring 2017
Framed by Gaston Bachelard’s Poetic of Space, this course will be a consideration of ways in which encountering a multitude of spaces may invigorate writing. “Art, then, is an increase of life, a sort of competition of surprises that stimulates our consciousness and keeps it from becoming somnolent,” writes Bachelard; likewise, this course will strive toward the exploration of spaces, interior and exterior. Open to prose writers and poets, the course will combine class discussion (focused variously: on architecture, on silence, on shadows, on huts, on memory, on bridges, on dream) and weekly workshops, as well as a presentation of a final project. Texts will likely include: Gaston Bachelard, Lisa Robertson, Ronald Johnson, Gustaf Sobin, Suzanne Buffam, and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.
View 2 Other Sections of this Course in this Semester »
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.