Writing Abroad | 55-4413J | 3 credits
Writing Abroad | 55-5413J | 3 credits
While exploring the work of writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Gertrude Stein, David Sedaris and others, and through deep interaction with the city of Paris and its rich literary heritage, students have the opportunity to experience firsthand life as a creative writer abroad, to see their work in the context of other writers’ works, and to examine the personal and social contexts for creativity. Class time and specific writing assignments will be supplemented by cultural field trips exploring the literary history of Paris.
Site visits: include a city tour and walking tour of Hemingway's Paris, including lunch at a literary cafe, a trip to the famous Pere LeChaise cemetery (final resting place of Jim Morrison, Balzac, Colette, Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde and many more), a visit to the Carnavalet museum of Paris history and Victor Hugo’s house, and a jazz club outing.
Dates: January 4-18, 2015
Instructor/Contact: Kathie Bergquist, Philip Hartigan