GLIB
5209

Autotheory

New School for Social Research: Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Autotheory
Fall 2023
Taught By: McKenzie Wark
Section: A

CRN: 15847

Credits: 3

What is the role of first-person narration in writing whose aim is the creation of concepts? What is the affinity between the inclusion of subjective experience in the text and writing from the point of view of a minoritized subject? Those are the two questions animating this course, in which we will look closely at some classic and recent examples of writing that might fit under the heading of autotheory. Our study will include Gloria AnzaldĂșa, Paul Preciado, Frank Wilderson III and Saidiya Hartman. We will also do a series of exercises together aimed at developing our ability to describe situations in prose, while moving from perception, reflection on that perception, awareness of the affective dimension, and at the same time the production and presentation of concepts.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Liberal Studies (LBS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:00pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 312
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023