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      LCST 3049 AX   StoryCorps: Radio and Digital Storytelling  (CRN:7593) 4 CR Napolin , Julie   M - 7:00 pm to 9:40 pm
  • *StoryCorps: Radio and Digital Storytelling* [Track M] This course will be taught in collaboration with the senior producer of public radio's "StoryCorps." We will produce a StoryCorps-style oral history of Eugene Lang College, The New School and the surrounding Greenwich Village area. In the first part of the course, we will consider the history and theory of the relationship between voice, storytelling, and recording technology beginning with print media and the phonograph, and leading up to digital media. How have people understood their voices in acts of witnessing, testimony, and other forms of cultural memory? We will also discuss the concept of oral history, considering such projects as Zora Neale Hurston's recordings of slave narratives and Studs Terkel's oral history of the Great Depression. Why do people tell stories and what are the ethics of listening to and documenting them? In studying the StoryCorps project and the fundamentals of radio documentary, students will seek out, document, script, edit, and present an oral history that will be a part of a larger podcast and web-series, "StoryCorps at Lang." This series will begin to capture the voices of the rich political, intellectual, and artistic history of our University. Students will have the opportunity to work with StoryCorps facilities, including the various booths around the city. Students will be chosen based on experience and a personal statement. 2 Student Fellows with proficiency in sound recording and Pro Tools will be selected to supervise and design a platform for the public presentation of student work. [Track M] To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
    Prerequisite(s): To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
    •   LCST 3050 AX   Documenting Williamsburg: Living Los Sures  (CRN:7556) *BEST BET* 4 CR Zahedi , Caveh   W - 3:50 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Travel to the acclaimed Brooklyn-based documentary company, UnionDocs, and contribute to the exciting project, Living Los Sures, an ongoing transmedia documentary on the historical Puerto Rican barrio of South Williamsburg. Students will create short films with programmer Steve Holmgren and the UnionDocs team, attend screenings, and participate in master classes and professional development workshops. 2 Student Fellows with a proficiency in film production and film editing will be selected to train other students in the use of the audio-visual equipment and software. To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
      Prerequisite(s): To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
      •   LCST 3240 A   Edgar G. Ulmer: Rediscovering a Filmmaker at the Margins  (CRN:7595) 1 CR Isenberg , Noah   
      • *Edgar G. Ulmer: Rediscovering a Filmmaker at the Margins* [Track S] Rediscover the sprawling, eclectic works of Austrian-born ?migr? filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer through this weekend-long festival at the Film Society at Lincoln Center and the Center for Jewish History (Jan. 17-20), coinciding with the annual Jewish Film Festival. His work includes: such daring and original horror films as The Black Cat (1934) and Bluebeard (1944); a startling variety of ethnic films, from the all-black musical drama, Moon Over Harlem (1939), to Ukrainian operettas and powerful Yiddish features, most notably The Light Ahead (1939); and such film noir classics as Detour (1945). Enjoy screenings and participate in roundtable discussions with Viennese film critic Stefan Grissemann, and head of the Ulmer Preservation Corp., Ariann? Ulmer Cipes. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to aid in the organizational elements of the screenings, discussions and seminar. Schedule: - Course runs JANUARY 17 - JANUARY 20 - Screenings at Lincoln Center on Fri. 1/17 and Sat. 1/18 - Roundtable discussion on Sun. 1/19 and Mon. 1/20 [Track S] To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
        Prerequisite(s): To register for 3000-level courses, students are required to have taken at least 2 intro courses (or at least 1 intro course and one 2000-level course). The intro course should be in the relevant track.
        •   LINA 3110 A   Haitian Rara in New York: Diasporic Music and Dance  (CRN:7589) *BEST BET* 2 CR Rapport , Evan   
        • Explore the music and dance of Haitian Rara, a processional form of music associated with Lent and the Vodou religion. Students will work closely with Oneza Lafontant and the local Haitian heritage ensemble "Kongo" in master classes and participatory workshops. Students will also participate in weekly Rara circles in Prospect Park. The intensive culminates in a lively presentation of Rara music and dance. The course is organized in cooperation with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD)'s Haitian Community Cultural Initiative, and in co-organizing the final event, students will be involved in the many facets of cultural presentations, gaining an understanding how the performance and circulation of culture is essential to the viability of diverse communities in an urban setting. Two Student Fellows will be selected: one to direct and organize ethnographic research done by the class into program notes for the event, and one to help prepare and teach the music and dance pedagogy. A strong background in dance and/or music is required for the latter. Three times a week over the month of April, following this pattern: Tuesday afternoons at Lang (2 hours, ~4-6 pm): seminar on topic of Haitian Rara, as well as arts organization, ethnography, related topics. Thursday evenings (3 hours) û master classes / workshops with the musicians, probably held in Brooklyn 3 Saturday evenings in Prospect Park û Rara circles regularly happening, weather permitted Final performance, at the new University Center or in Brooklyn.
          •   LINA 3150 AX   Organizing for Freedom: Community Mobilizing Through Art and Education  (CRN:7590) *BEST BET* 4 CR Sember , Robert   F - 3:50 pm to 6:30 pm
          • Delve into the internal workings of the long-term Vogue'ology Project, a collaboration between the Ultra-red sound-art collective and the House/Ballroom scene of New York City (a multi-generational creative and kinship network of LGBT African American and Latino/a men and women.) Now in its fifth year, the Vogue'ology Project brings members of the House/Ballroom scene into dialogue with various social justice groups in order to advance anti-racist, anti-poverty, gender, and sexual rights struggles, using collective art practices (Ultra-red) as a central platform for its mission. Students in this class will gain a firsthand look into the Vogue'ology's investigative and organizing practices; engaging in archival research, community resource mapping, preparing education/curriculum materials, participating in teach-ins, and studying its artistic practices including Voguing. Student work will play an integral role in helping the Project reach its long-term goal of establishing the Ballroom Freedom and Free School, a combined art, learning and social services space. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to conduct interviews and organize ethnographic research and organize a digital archive of online materials relevant to the Vogue'ology Project.
            •   LLSW 3150 A   Writing in the World  (CRN:7586) 4 CR Deb , Siddhartha   TR - 11:55 am to 1:35 pm
            • This is a course that examines the intersections between writing and the world in the age of global capitalism. It does so by scrutinizing the newly resurrected idea of World Literature and the freshly minted one of the Global Novel. Centered around novels by writers such as Roberto Bolaño, Haruki Murakami, and other writers who seem to bridge many worlds—in the content of their books, in their own locations, and in the way their books travel across languages and national readerships—this course will involve understanding, in conjunction with visiting writers, critics, and editors, the ways in which such novels are made and how writing in the world happens in our times. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and share work with esteemed editing and publishing professionals in the New York literary scene, including Barbara Epler, president of New Directions publishing house and editor for the NYT Book Review, among others. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to prepare informed histories of the visiting publishing houses and their authors.
              •   LMUS 3110 A   Living Music  (CRN:7591) 2 CR Raykoff , Ivan   T - 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm
              • In partnership with Robert Hurwitz, the president of Nonesuch Records (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year), this weekly colloquium brings leading figures from the music world to Lang to discuss the ways they connect the creative and practical sides of their musical lives. Guest presenters will provide one or two readings each week as a focus for discussions about the aesthetic priorities, the community places, and the business paradigms that shape composing, performing, and listening today.
                •   LPHI 3016 AX   Philosophy and the Media: Inside the New York Times  (CRN:7568) *BEST BET* 4 CR Critchley , Simon   M - 3:50 pm to 6:30 pm
                • Gain a firsthand look into the editing room of the New York Times. Working with material taken from The Stone, an online philosophical writing series hosted by the NYT, students with collaborate with Critchley, Hans Jonas, and Peter Catapano, editors of the Stone, to create a digital archive of the series and prepare a volume for print publication. 2 Student Fellows will supervise other students and serve as head editors in the creative process. Experience in editing required.
                  •   LTHR 3305 A   Intersection of Theater and Technology: Global Artistic Exchange  (CRN:7592) *BEST BET* 2 CR Ugurlu , Zisan
                    Abrash , Victoria
                      
                      WR - 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
                  • La MaMa Experimental Theater Company has long been renowned as an important seed bed for international artists residing in New York. Students will meet and work with La MaMa's world-class performing artists and directors to learn about the unique creative process of each and gain a cross-cultural perspective on theater arts in New York City. Furthermore, all workshops and master classes will take advantage of CultureHub, La MaMa's state-of-the-art technological partner, to virtually interact with students at the Seoul Center for the Arts in South Korea. 2 Student Fellows with a proficiency in web-design and social networking will be selected to create a platform to present the classroom experience and expand its reach, among other post-curricular projects.
                    •   LTHR 3305 A   Intersection of Theater and Technology: Global Artistic Exchange  (CRN:7592) *BEST BET* 2 CR Ugurlu , Zisan
                      Abrash , Victoria
                        Su - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                        WR - 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
                    • La MaMa Experimental Theater Company has long been renowned as an important seed bed for international artists residing in New York. Students will meet and work with La MaMa's world-class performing artists and directors to learn about the unique creative process of each and gain a cross-cultural perspective on theater arts in New York City. Furthermore, all workshops and master classes will take advantage of CultureHub, La MaMa's state-of-the-art technological partner, to virtually interact with students at the Seoul Center for the Arts in South Korea. 2 Student Fellows with a proficiency in web-design and social networking will be selected to create a platform to present the classroom experience and expand its reach, among other post-curricular projects.
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