This week I begin teaching two summer courses, both of which are outgrowths of the Writing New York course I team-teach each year with Cyrus.
The first is an undergraduate seminar called “Writing New York: The Downtown Scene, 1960-1980.” I pioneered it last summer as a way to get me in an appropriate frame of mind to work on my book for the 33 1/3 series. It’s a 2-week intensive seminar: four hours a day, five days a week, for two weeks. It’s baptism by immersion, and by the end of the second week we certainly feel like we’ve been through a full semester.
My second course this summer will be a graduate seminar called “New York in the Age of Warhol.” Compared to the undergraduate course, this one will have
Excellent – I’ll try to follow along with the “A” discussion. I own a copy, and tried “reading” it, but usually just open it at random and read for a minute or two before becoming exasperated.
It will be fun to have you following along. I’m still trying to decide how best to approach A when we get to it. We may just split it up in groups.