Poetry as Socio-Political/Cultural Practice

Start Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Schedule: Sundays, May 21 – June 25
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST
Duration: 6 weeks (classes meet once per week, for 2 hrs. per session)
Instructor: Francesco Levato
Location: Online

Description: In this course we will examine poetry as a sociopolitical/culturally situated practice, with a particular focus on the construction, and intersection, of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability within poetic texts. Our goal is to better understand how these texts function on a cultural level, and to apply such understanding to our own poetry. Our work will be informed by a range of theoretical concepts drawn from Marxist, Feminist, Postcolonial, and Queer theory, and Disability Studies. Works we will examine include: Anti-Humbolt, by Hugo García Manríquez, Bodymap, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Citizen, by Claudia Rankine, Map of an Onion, by Kenji Liu, and Shut Up Shut Down, by Mark Nowak.

Please note: after registering you will receive a receipt from PayPal, this serves as your registration confirmation. Then, closer to the start of classes you will receive an email with instructions on how to log into the virtual classroom.

Tuition: Early registration: $240, General: $299, Teacher: $270, Student/Senior: $240