2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2022  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AFRI 120 PZ -B(L)ack to Nature: Poetry and Theory

Institution: Pitzer College

Description: This course introduces students to poetic forms in relation to the subject of nature in 20thC African American poetry. Through the study of authors such as Lucille Clifton, Ntozake Shange, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, June Jordan, and Claudia Rankine, students explore formal aestheic strategies of and practice writing free verse, vignette, haiku, choreopoem, blues, and spoken word. Through readings and research in Black feminist geography studies, students learn the critical contexts of and develop an aesthetic understanding in relation to the representational politics of nature and gender in African American poetic expression.

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