GLIB

5112

Cultural Criticism

New School for Social Research: Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Cultural Criticism

Fall 2020

Taught By: Melissa Monroe

Section: A

CRN: 8659

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the elements that constitute a strong writing style and on how writers concerned with political and cultural issues use various structural and rhetorical techniques to entertain and outrage, provoke and inspire. We will look closely at texts by a variety of cultural critics, including Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, W.E.B. DuBois, H.L. Mencken, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf , Jessica Mitford, Joan Didion, and Edward Said, focusing especially on the relation between form and content, analyzing why authors make the stylistic choices they do, and how these choices help determine readers' responses. We will also focus on putting these lessons into practice; students will write several essays, and we will often look at samples of student writing in class. This course is open to BA/MA students; please email the instructor for permission to register.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Liberal Studies (GLIB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020