Biopolitics and Media

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Biopolitics & Media

Spring 2019

Taught By: Deborah Levitt

Section: A

CRN: 4989

Credits: 4

[Tracks C&M] One of the central political questions of today centers on the specter of biopwer, that is, on the question of how states and institutions—as well as the myriad forms of the global mediasphere—work to manage, administer, and optimize the forces of human life. This seminar considers the theories of biopower and biopolitics that have established this field of inquiry (in works by Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Nikolas Rose, among others). The course also looks at intersections between media and biopolitics, and students consider contemporary artworks and screen a series of films (including Children of Men, Night of the Living Dead, and 28 Days Later) in order to analyze the methods and means—as well as the cultural desires and anxieties—that surround the political administration of the forces of life. [Tracks C&M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 10:06am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019