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Lang in Paris

Term To Study: Spring 2015
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2014
Program Starts: Jan 05, 2015
Program Ends: May 01, 2015
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Parsons Paris Website
Program Locations: Paris
Contact Phone: 212-229-5100
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Program Description

Available to New School students in:
- Lang College

Eugene Lang College will offer a special program for students in collaboration with Parsons Paris. The emphasis is on an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum rooted in French literature, culture, thought, and language, and incorporate the opportunity to take a studio-based elective, an art history class, or even an online course. Classes are kept small to foster community, and the curriculum is highly contextualized for the city of Paris. Courses are taught in English, though students also register in an appropriate level of French language.

Required courses for Spring 2015:

Consuming Hemingway’s Feast (4 credits)
Professor Robin Mookerjee

Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is the quintessential portrait of expatriate writers in Paris between the wars. We use this classic as a literary guide to the world’s most romanticized city by reading short works by the figures featured therein: Aleister Crowley, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Hilaire Belloc, Pascin, John Dos Passos, Wyndham Lewis, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. In the process encounter Paris as a city valued by American writers as a means to simultaneously reject and affirm their American or British identities. Our repast will primarily consist of an exploration of this negotiation and secondarily a sample a mythological and actual Paris.

Creative Workshop: Urban Walking Tours (4 credits)
Professor Robin Mookerjee

The urban walk-poem or story is a species of travel literature, one in which, without going anywhere, one adopts a stance of unfamiliarity in her own town. Like a poem or a piece of music, the walk provides the reader/writer with a sequence of experiences, one that is not organized like a traditional narrative. In this writing class students discover the literary ramble as a genre with its own formal qualities and expressive possibilities. The class will consider Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust, a history of walking, and move to peripatetic poets such as Walt Whitman and Frank O’Hara. Americans from Thomas Jefferson to Edith Wharton walked in Paris, and Rousseau and De Quincey walked in 19th century London. Contemporary provocateurs Will Self and Iain Sinclair followed in their footsteps. The course mixes walking, reading, composition, revision, and walking again. Along the way, we will reinvent a classic and contemporary – yet overlooked – literary style.

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Population: 65630692
Capital: Paris
Per-capita GDP: $ 35600
Size: 643801 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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