|Semester and Year||FA 2011|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:15 PM|
Open to Gallatin first-year students only.
This writing seminar will explore the implications of making the new from the ready-made, of constructing one’s own from what was—and remains—somebody else's. Collage aims at reintegrating art and life, so we will also examine how collage-work models a new society, an alternative system of human relations, and demands that our current life be remade. We will work with examples of both visual and verbal collage, discuss some classic texts in literary and art theory, and explore instances of collage in contemporary urban life. Readings may include essays by Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Rosalind Krauss, and Marjorie Perloff. Our canon of literary collage will include works by Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Mina Loy, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and Susan Howe. We will examine visual collage in the work of Picasso, Rauschenberg, Cornell, and Godard.
First-Year Program: Writing Seminars (FIRST-UG)