This creative project is a love letter to walking, poetry, and the French language. The flâneur is a French literary type, the most famous example being Charles Baudelaire. Baudelaire epitomizes la modernité, writing poetry about urban Paris in the nineteenth century. The flâneur's importance as a literary type continues in contemporary poetry. Through fifteen prose poems, the project examines what it means to wander in the twenty-first century.
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Second Advisor Department
Romance and Classical Studies
Kocanda, Zachary, "Le Flâneur Contemporain: The Wanderer in the 21st Century" (2015). Honors Projects. 196.