Category Archives: Further Reading

More on Rankine & Diaz

Junot Diaz’s website (info on other writings, appearances, interviews, etc.):

Claudia Rankine bio:

“A Poetry Personal and Political,” (review of Citizen in NYTimes)

“Claudia Rankine’s Citizen” (New Yorker):

On new printings of Citizen, and what changes:

More Adrienne Rich Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about Rich, or reading more of her work, the Poetry Foundation’s site has a full biography and bibliography of her work, as well as a few poems we didn’t read:

More poems:

She wrote a number of essays as well–“When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-vision” is on Blackboard. If you want to read more of her poems (many can’t be found online because of copyright), The Fact of a Doorframe is a good place to start, as it collects poems from throughout her career, but I’d be happy to give you more specific recommendations too! (You can find a number of her books in the Baruch library)

More on the Cover Artist: Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara in the Green Bugatti, 1925 by Tamara de Lempicka (self-portrait)

In case you were curious about the painter who created the image on the cover of volume F of our anthology, here’s a little bit more about Tamara de Lempicka:

“…Now known as Tamara de Lempicka, the refugee studied art and worked day and night. She became a well-known portrait painter with a distinctive Art Deco manner. Quintessentialy French, Deco was the part of an exotic, sexy, and glamorous Paris that epitomized Tamara’s living and painting style.

Between the wars, she painted portraits of writers, entertainers, artists, scientists, industrialists, and many of Eastern Europe’s exiled nobility. Her daughter, Kizette de Lempica-Foxhall wrote in her biograpy of Tamara De Lempica Passion By Design, “She painted them all, the rich, the successful, the renowned — the best.

The work brought her critical acclaim, social celebrity and considerable wealth. ”

There was also an interesting novel that came out a few years ago about her life, called The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery:

Further Reading on Tagore


On Nationalism:

A sampling of his poems:

“Tagore and His India,” Amartya Sen (gives an overview of many aspects of his life and work):

The Home and the World (novel, available in full online):

Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”

Today in class we looked at Mary Wollstonecraft’s place setting from Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party.”

Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party – Detail Mary Wollstonecraft Placesetting

I highly recommend checking it out in person if you get a chance–its pretty awesome to see in person, and its on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum (admission is suggested donation, so pay-what-you-can).

You can read more about the whole project here:

Browse the various place settings (a few of the other writers we’ll read this semester have place settings too):

“Crafting the Dinner Party”:

Dinner Party