LCST
2825

Critical Theory: Splinters in the Eye

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Critical Theory
Spring 2023
Taught By: Mithra Lehn
Section: A

CRN: 13890

Credits: 4

This course acquaints students with the theoretical foundations of critical theory. Over the course of the semester, students are introduced to some of Critical Theory's leading figures and central areas of investigation, including Immanent Critique, Critiques of Late Capitalism, Mass Culture and Aesthetics, Authoritarianism, History and Progress. Students also explore the contemporary currents of these debates. Specific attention is given to how Critical Theory both informs and is furthered by feminists, critical race and postcolonial critics, and theorists of ecological crisis. Among other theorists, the course will include key readings by Karl Marx, Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Walter Benjamin, Nancy Fraser, Bolívar Echeverría, Amy Allen, Patricia Hill Collins, and Maya Gonzales. [Track C]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:32pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
Critical Theory
Fall 2022
Taught By: Mithra Lehn
Section: A

CRN: 14376

Credits: 4

This course acquaints students with the theoretical foundations of critical theory. Over the course of the semester, students are introduced to some of Critical Theory's leading figures and central areas of investigation, including Immanent Critique, Critiques of Late Capitalism, Mass Culture and Aesthetics, Authoritarianism, History and Progress. Students also explore the contemporary currents of these debates. Specific attention is given to how Critical Theory both informs and is furthered by feminists, critical race and postcolonial critics, and theorists of ecological crisis. Among other theorists, the course will include key readings by Karl Marx, Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Walter Benjamin, Nancy Fraser, Bolívar Echeverría, Amy Allen, Patricia Hill Collins, and Maya Gonzales. [Track C]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 4:32pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022