The Living Book: From Research to Manuscript

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Living Book:Research to Manusc

Spring 2021

Taught By: Terry Williams

Section: A

CRN: 6825

Credits: 3

“A book has its absolute truths in its own time. It is lived like a riot or a famine, with much less intensity, of course, and by fewer people, but in the same way. It is an emanation of intersubjectivity, a living bond or rage, hatred, or love between those who have produced it and those who receive it”. -Jean Paul Sartre This course will examine the social construction of narrative embracing a multi-purpose perspective on writing as this relates to the process of becoming a manuscript. We will explore ways to see how the monographic infrastructure (sentence, paragraph, chapter, blurb), is woven together by linking the unity of science and art through various linguistic architectures. The course will examine the social function of the storyteller, the nature of anecdotes and the making of field notes from concept to the finely textured structured book-in -text. We use current manuscripts (in production) as the skeletal text paradigm which sets the foundation structure for the book and discuss scenes, characters, analysis, cover design and document the inner workings as they evolve in the making of the book.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 7:13pm 6/13/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021