Lost Grrrls: The Poetics of Waywardness

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Lost Grrrls

Spring 2021

Taught By: Jacqueline Wang

Section: A

CRN: 8669

Credits: 4

Using Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments as our point of departure, this class is a paean to lost girls, gender misfits, riotous women of color, working class artists, and genre outlaws. We will explore the themes of diaspora, wandering, the politics of brokenness, the meaning of moving through the world spontaneously, and the refusal to chart a conventional life course. Texts that will be assigned will include memoirs, experimental theory and autocriticism, novels, zines, and supplementary scholarly texts, many of which were written by people who were part of punk and underground subcultures. This reading-heavy course will include works by Saidiya Hartman, Dionne Brand, Bhanu Kapil, Lisa Crystal Carver, McKenzie Wark, Chris Kraus, Jamaica Kincaid, Catherine Liu, Nat Raha, and others. [Track C]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

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: 11:51pm 4/13/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/6/2021