Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Spring 2021

Taught By: Rachel Greenspan

Section: AX

CRN: 8673

Credits: 4

[Track C] Since the early twentieth-century, psychoanalysis has helped to define our understanding of experience. Psychoanalytic concepts like repression, neuroses, and the unconscious have become part of everyday language and have become staples of critical analysis of culture. In this course, we will focus on the meaning and significance of the work of Sigmund Freud – the catalyst of the psychoanalytic movement – and its contribution to cultural studies. We will read his foundational writings on hysteria, dreams, and sexual development in women and men in order to trace the contours of psychoanalysis as a form of knowledge about the self; and we will read Freud’s writings on totemism, group psychology, memory, modern culture, and religion in order to link knowledge of the self with the political and cultural life of individuals.

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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

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