Is the poet still cursed in the 21st century?

Le/la poète est-il/elle toujours maudit/e au 21e siècle?

Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Tristan Corbière, Arthur Rimbaud
Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Tristan Corbière, Arthur Rimbaud

Various approaches

  • poetry in the English language
  • poetry:  the source of all the other arts?
    • painting
    • cinema
    • photography
    • dance
    • music
    • comic strip
    • Manga
  • Poetry: a folk art above all?
  • From the Lais of Marie de France to the rap artist: always the same, or a brand new thing?
  • Is poetry dead?
  • Better listen to the poetry than reading it?
  • How to find poetry?
    • artist books
    • music
    • theater
    • audio book
    • digital media

Final task

OUTPUT

WRITE & SAY

  • a poem
  • a slam
  • an eulogy
  • a critic
  • a lesson
  • a song
  • ...

PUBLISH IT

  • digital media : gif / digital book / collage...
  • Or: back to the good old paper. Get your pens, glue and scissors, and publish your work in an old-fashioned way : like a scribe in the time of the pharaohs or like a medieval copyist monk? With wood cuts like Ancient chinese people or with a printing press?

PREPARE YOUR INTERVIEW

 

No matter your output, you'll have to comment it orally. Imagine you'll have an interview to present your work to the BBC culture.

 

  • Students work alone
  • or together in small groups,

 

  • yet each student fills out a separate worksheet  : take and keep notes / sources. You'll need it for your interview

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