Student-Originated Studies: Poetics


Spring 2015 quarter

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Poetics involves language as creative functions (writing, poetry, fiction), language as performance, language as image and language as a tool of thought (philosophy, criticism). Our work will be to calibrate these various activities, which is to say find the relationships between poetic and critical thought.

Students are invited to join a learning community of culture workers interested in language as a medium of artistic production. This SOS is designed for students who share similar skills and common interests in doing advanced work that may have grown out of previous academic projects and/or programs. Students will work with faculty throughout the quarter; we will design small study groups, collaborative projects and critique groups that will allow students to support one another's work.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

writing, publishing and graduate studies in literature-related disciplines.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.


Date Revision
June 11th, 2014 This program has been cancelled; Leonard Schwartz will be offering Poetry New York.
January 16th, 2014 New spring opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

In order to register for the program, students are required to submit detailed proposals for their SOS projects to the instructor for response, suggestion, and signature.

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