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Detroit Studies

Detroit Studies

Contact
Thomas A. Klug, Ph.D.
Liberal Arts Building, Room 238
Phone: 313.927.1520
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Faculty
Mary Byrnes, Ph.D.
Ellen Duncan, M.A.
Judith Heinen, Ph.D.
Thomas A. Klug, Ph.D.
Tal Levy, Ph.D.
Frank D. Rashid, Ph.D.

Programs Offered
Certificate in Detroit Studies

Defining Detroit (1)

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies, founded in 2001, promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through academic credit and continuing education courses; online resources; lectures, readings, exhibits and performances; research activities and visiting scholar programs.
Defining Detroit

Literary Map of Detroit (26)

This site identifies and describes locations with literary significance in and around Detroit and provides bibliographies of works by and about Detroit writers. Select from the list below. The editor is Frank D. Rashid: frashid@marygrove.edu.
Literary Map of Detroit

Mission and Programs

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through

  • academic credit and continuing education courses;
  • on-line resources;
  • lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances;
  • research activities and visiting scholar programs;
  • workshops, programs, and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area.

The Institute builds on Marygrove College’s mission to serve the people of metropolitan Detroit, on its location in the city, and on its strong relationship with different Detroit constituencies. The Institute seeks to broaden recognition of Detroit’s contributions to American culture, interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city, and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary analysis of issues important to the metropolitan area.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Defining Detroit
A series of lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on the City of Detroit. The series has brought to the campus well-known Detroit historians, writers, and artists, among them Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas J. Sugrue, Kevin Boyle, Heather Thompson, Philip Levine, Cholly Atkins, Naomi Long Madgett, and Lawrence Joseph.

Web Resources:

Defining Detroit Lecture Series

A list of previous lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on Detroit:

Punching the Clock
A public reading by poet Jim Daniels, Carnegie Mellon University
October 6, 2000, 8 p.m.

Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit
A public lecture by cultural historian Suzanne E. Smith, George Mason University October 11, 2000, 8 p.m.

Defining Detroit Film Series

A list of previous films

Legacy in Bronze: the Sculpture of Sergio De Guisti

Produced by John Prusak and Kathryn Vander
February 15, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Detroit Bibliography

Tom Klug has compiled a bibliography of Detroit books, articles and theses. A special thanks goes out to SBC and Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF) for their support.

There are two ways to see it: the master bibliography which is large or by individual sections. The bibliographies are all .pdf's.

Bibliographies

Master Bibliography

CERTIFICATE IN DETROIT STUDIES

The undergraduate certificate in Detroit Studies consists of at least sixteen hours of interdisciplinary coursework devoted to analysis of metropolitan Detroit.

Courses may include:

HIS 310 Metro Detroit through Three Centuries
POL/SW/SOC 385 Community and Organizational Change
IS 320 Detroit: An Interdisciplinary Seminar
ENG 333 Detroit in Literature
HIS/POL 496 Senior Research Seminar, Topics in Detroit History and Politics

Other courses in development

COURSE DESCRIPTION
See appropriate sections of the catalog.