Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism

New School for Social Research: Creative Publishing

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Creative Pub./Crit. Journalism

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jon Baskin and Natasha Lennard

Section: A

CRN: 2962

Credits: 3

From the dawn of the mechanical printing press, the dissemination of ideas has been tied to the means of reproducing words and texts. Since the traditional printed codex and such nineteenth century offshoots as the newspaper and magazine face an uncertain future in a brave new world of digital media, tweets, and social-networking, this seminar will survey the kinds of “worlds built by words” that first flourished in the Renaissance – and may yet flourish again, should imaginative writers and innovative entrepreneurs take up the challenge of reinventing serious intellectual publishing in a post-print world. Readings include texts by Anthony Grafton, Robert Darnton, Baudelaire, Mathew Arnold, Oscar Wilde, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, George Orwell, Guy Debord, C. Wright Mills, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, and Bernard Williams; with site visits to The New York Times, Vice, Penguin/ Random House, Gawker Media, Dissent &c. This course is open to BA/MA students; please email the instructor for permission to register.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Creative Publishing (GPUB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:31am 4/11/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021