BIST Ireland 2013
Course: The Art of Observation: Perspective and Perception in Travel (ART/ENG xxx)
Instructors: Kevin Gardner and Silas House
In this class we will explore these complex issues while immersing ourselves in travel writing, observational sketching, and writing about and visually recording the regions (both urban and rural) and places (art museums and writers’ homes) we will visit. This course will employ both group and individual work with daily seminar-style discussions. Texts will include DEATH IN VENICE by Thomas Mann, DUBLINERS by James Joyce, LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann, poetry by Keats, Lawrence, various short works as well as place specific examples of visual art.
Though not a prerequisite, Art 115 Drawing Fundamentals and ENG 124 Introduction to Creative Writing are recommended prior to taking this course.