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IPLS 492-0 : Mapping Chicago: Ideals & Deals, Plans & Poetry


Chicago can be understood as a process of theoretical ideas that get mapped onto the earth, and are then built up (and torn down) to create our contemporary urban reality. This course will examine how non-Indigenous peoples imagined Chicago, from first Europeans’ arrival to city planners famous and unknown, to post-industrial urban revisionists. We will engage with a wide variety of textual representations of the city, from government maps and real estate speculation, to poetry, fiction, and film. Our discussion will pay special attention to how conflicted American identities (along axes of race, class, ethnicity, and gender) get mapped, planned, and represented. (This course may count towards the American Studies, Chicago Studies, History or Interdisciplinary Studies specializations in the master of arts in liberal studies program. This course may count towards the American Literature, or Interdisciplinary Studies specializations in the master of arts in literature program. It also count as an elective in the creative writing program. Additionally, this course may count towards certain certificates of graduate studies.)

Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/24/19 - 11/26/19Tu
7 – 9:30 p.m.Wieboldt Hall 71350
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Savage, Bill
Chicago Campus
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