‘Paris Noir’ Information Session to be Held Jan. 23
Selected students will spend a month studying the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris this summer.
An information session for the “Paris Noir: Literature, Art and Contemporary Life in Diaspora” summer study abroad program will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 219 Sims Hall.
Study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present. Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions, poetry readings and visits to community theater workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets and restaurants.
Critical reading of literary and cultural texts, analytical thinking and lively exchange of ideas are important seminar components. Students enjoy impromptu meetings with legendary figures like the poet Sonia Sanchez, jazz great Archie Shepp and members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.
The program dates are June 7-July 12. Students must apply for the program by Feb. 10.