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English 5319 English 5229 Fall 2016 Manifesto Studies In Lit Movements.PDF

English 5319: Studies in Literary Movements: The Manifesto in the Millennium

Ruth Ellen Kocher Fall 2016                                            Office Hours Tuesday 12-3 by appt

Studies in Literary Movements: The Manifesto in the Millennium is a hybrid course that will combine critical study of artistic and literary manifestos from the early 20th century through the millennium, literary study of contemporary poets and poetry collections that speak to the spirit of manifesto through their positioning, and writerly study through the production of positional writing inspired by course reading and discussion. We will trace the evolution of the manifesto, which is to say, we will dispel the myth of its extinction by exploring essays on poetry and poetics which take up assertive positional writing toward notions of superior practice, appropriate subject, and ideal form.

This course will inspire manuscript development through literary and critical study. Students are responsible for producing critical work as well as writing in their preferred genre. All students are required to give class presentations on reading material.

Texts :

Literary Movements // Manifesto:

https://literarymovementsmanifesto.wordpress.com/(WP)

 

Manifesto: A Century of Isms, Mary Ann Caws (MCI)

ISBN-13: 978-0803264076 (out of print – purchased used)

Post-Subject, Oliver de la Paz

ISBN-13: 978-1937378899

Angel Escobar, Breach of Confidence

ISBN-13: 978-0817358730

Of Being Dispersed, Simone White

ISBN-13: 978-0-996-00254-7

Waveform, Amber DiPietra and Denise Leto

ISBN-13: 978-097673649

Solar Maximum, Sueyeun Juliette Lee

ISBN-13: 978-0-996-00252-3

The Service Porch, Fred Moten

ISBN-13: 9780988713772

What We Do, Essays for Poets, Michael Gottlieb

ISBN-13: 9780986264078

Avant Gauze, Christine Friedlander

ISBN-13: 9780996414302

Costume en Face: A Primer of Darkness for Young Boys and Girls, Tatsumi Hijikata

ISBN-13 9781937027537

Requirements:

Option A

  • Genre/Literary Writing: Prose/Poetry/Hybrid – 28 pages <
  • Essay Project: an examination of Poetry and Poetics centered around a particular literary movement or positioning 10-15 pages<
  • Two Self Assessments: 2-4 pages<; a written examination of your personal poetics and/or poetic/literary positioning

Option B

  • Essay Project (x2): an examination of Poetry and Poetics centered around a particular literary movement or positioning 10-15 pages<
  • Two Self Assessments: 2-4 pages<; a written examination of your personal poetics and/or poetic/literary positionin

Grading:

  • 25%  Class Citizenship ** ‡
  • 25%  Literary Writing
  • 25%  Essay Project
  • 25%  Self Assessment(s)

Course Schedule:

August

25                              Film: The Mundane Afro-Futurist Manifesto

September

1st                               Mongrel Coalistion; Afrosurreal Manifesto (in brief)

Symbolism (MCI); Rimbaud (WP)

8                                 Primitivism, Cubism, Futurism (MCI)

Marianetti, Futurist Manifesto; Stein, Composition as Explanation

Locke, The New Negro   (Genre Writing)

 

15                              Primitivism, Negritude, Cubism

Langston Hughes, Racial Mountain; Apollainaire (All, MCI)

Of Being Dispersed, Simone Whit

22                              Feminism; Primitivism; Cubism; Futurism

Loy, Feminist Manifesto (WP); Bala, Africa and the Birth of Modern Art

Solar Maximum, Sueyeun Juliette Lee

(Genre Writing)                                                                                       ;

29                              Acmeism; Cubo-Futurism; Rayonism; Ultraism

Kuzmin, On Beautiful Clarity (WP); Mandelstom, Morning of Acmeism (MCI)

Waveform, Amber DiPietra and Denise Leto

October

6                                 Independent Study

                                    Expressionism; Fauvism; Vorticism

                                    (All, MCI); Assessment 1 Due (by midnight)

13                              DaDa; Vorticism; Constructivism; Latin America Avante Garde; Surrealism

Lorca, Duende (WP); Dali, Yellow Manifesto (MCI); Torres-Garcia, Art-Evolution (MCI); Angel Escobar, Breach of Confidence

20                              DaDa; Imagism; Constructivism; Modernism; Surrealism; Realism

Borges, Arte Poetica; Gabo and Pevsner, The Realistic Manifesto

Escobar, cont. Post-Subject, Oliver de la Paz

(Option B Essay Project Due) (Genre Writing)

27                              Bauhaus; Purism; Thingism; Purism; Modernisms; Projectivism

Wallace Stevens; Charles Olson (MCI);

Avant Gauze, Christine Friedlander

 

November

3                                 Independent Study

Individualism; L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E; New Modernisms;

Ferlinghetti, Poetry As Insurgent Art (TBP); O’Hara, Personism (MCI); What We Do, Essays for Poets, Michael Gottlieb

10                              New Feminisms; Conceptualism; Much-Mid-Century;Pre-Coeval

Hejinian (MCI) (WP) D. Scott Miller, Afrosurrealist Manifesto;

Gottlieb, cont. (Genre Writing)

17                              Black Arts; Conceptualism; Much-Mid-Century;Pre-Coeval; Coeval

Afrosurrealism/Afrofuturism; The Service Porch, Fred Moten

24                              FALL BREAK

December

8                                 Coeval; Mongrel Coalition; Giménez Smith Essay

Costume en Face: A Primer of Darkness for Young Boys and Girls, Tatsumi Hijikata; Assessment 2 Due

Make-Up:            TBA

 

Fall Break                             Nov 21-25

Lasd Day Class                  Dec 9

Final Exam                           Dec 14 1:30-4:00 [Option A & B Essay Project Due]

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