Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Syllabus: Home

Sex and Real Estate by Marjorie Garber
No-No Boy by John Okada
"No-Man's-Land" by Eula Biss
Songs by: Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Isaak, Pajo, Johnny Flynn, Joanna Newsom, Lucinda Williams, The Pernice Brothers, PJ Harvey, Sam Amidon, Sibylle Baier
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Poet in New York by Frederico Garcia Lorca  
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
Artwork by: Amy Bennett, Andrew Wyeth
From The Most Beautiful House in the World by Witold Rybczynski
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
Poems by: Frank Stanford, Brenda Hillman, Hart Crane, Kate Shapira, Walt Whitman, Juliana Sphar, Yannis Ritsos, Stephanie Anderson, Philip Larkin, Lyn Hejinian  
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

dwell: At Home in the Modern World
The Money Pit

Field Trips: 
The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright's house, Chicago

Course Objectives:
Is this materialistic or what. Home v. House. Where are you from, is it an easy question to answer. Urban v. Suburban. Describe your bedroom. Is a place your place if you weren't born there. What does it mean to have a home. Home is where the heart is. Where was your childhood home and do you still visit it. Home is where you hang your hat, but what if you're multicultural, multi-city or town. What if someone stole your home. What's up with McMansions. Features of the new green home.    

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