New York Scenes

ENGLISH 315SA

New York Scenes will focus on the various cultural institutions, scenes, establishments, happenings, hang-outs, movements, etc., that make up New York City. Early in the semester, students will select a particular "scene" to research over the course of the term. For example: Tin Pan Alley (popular music, theater), The Lafayette Theatre (black arts), St. Mark's Church (poetry, punk rock), the Chelsea Hotel (mid-century writers, pop stars and outcasts), La MaMa (experimental theater), the Christopher Street Piers (queer history, lgbtq youth) and Union Square Park (leftist organizing history). Open to students in the Duke in New York program. Instructor: Taylor Black
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 318SA
  • ARTHIST 318SA
  • GSF 315SA
  • JEWISHST 315SA
  • THEATRST 218SA
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring