Critical Theory: Splinters in the Eye

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Critical Theory
Fall 2024
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 & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 11:14am EDT 5/27/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024