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Deadline for Paris Noir 2017 Extended
The application period for students interested in Syracuse University’s Paris Noir Program has been extended to Feb. 20. Paris Noir was developed 16 years ago by Janis Mayes, professor of African-American studies, allowing students to intimately learn about the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, both past and present.
Like a jazz composition, the 5-week summer seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions, poetry readings, and visits to community theater workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants.
“Paris Noir is so much more than a study abroad program, it’s a life-changing experience for students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to travel and study in Paris,” says Mayes.
Critical reading of literary and cultural texts, analytical thinking, and lively exchange of ideas are important seminar components. Students will enjoy impromptu meetings with legendary figures like the poet Sonia Sanchez, jazz great Archie Shepp, and members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.
Paris Noir also provides six credits, for either undergraduate or graduate study, through the required course work and independent study.
STUDENTS MUST APPLY BY FEBRUARY 20
For more information contact Emily Zipprich at firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Janis Mayes at email@example.com; or visit suabroad.syr.edu.