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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: NewSchool applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Summer (6 weeks), June 15-July 29, 6 credits 
This travel seminar considers the expatriate life and work of American essayist, novelist, and cultural critic James Baldwin. With a focus on critical reading and creative writing, the course invites students to engage with a major voice in American letters by responding to his work and the city (and country) where his life as an artist and activist began and ended. Readings will include several of the major works Baldwin wrote while living abroad, his feud with Richard Wright, and a selection of other writings and films that carry on and reveal his legacy. Students will be asked to write two major pieces while abroad — responses to Baldwin, arguments, stories — each of which will be workshopped. Activities include walking tours of Paris and a four-day excursion to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, where Baldwin spent the last years of his life. Professors Scott Korb and Thomas Chatterton Williams. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For further information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Scott Korb (

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