Chicago Defined: Space and Place, Homes and Journeys

Programs for Teachers
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Monday, January 10, 2011 to Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In this seminar, we will read and discuss key texts which attempt to define Chicago in two ways: through deep examination of a known space, and through movement through the urban landscape.  We will read poetry and creative nonfiction by Carl Sandburg, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nelson Algren and Tony Fitzpatrick to see how Chicago writers define the city and the way the city shapes the identities of the people who live in it.  Readings will include: Chicago Poems, A Street in Bronzeville, Chicago: City on the Make and Bumtown.

Seminar led by Bill Savage, Northwestern University

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