The Literary Object

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Literary Object
Spring 2023
Taught By: Orville Lee
Section: A

CRN: 2660

Credits: 4

This seminar explores literature as a cultural object that is susceptible to inquiry in cultural studies. Course readings and discussions focus on the conditions of existence for literary objects. Topics include the epistemological question of what is – and what is not – literature (i.e., literature as form); the relations of literature to society; the literary field; the production, distribution, and reception of the literary object; the politics of literature; and the knowledge claims of literature. Writers include: Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Paul Ricœur, Roland Barthes, Hayden White, Ian Watt, Henry James, Georg Lukács, Pierre Bourdieu, Elaine Castillo, Janice A. Radway, Dorrit Cohn, Michel Foucault, Mark McGurl, Wolfgang Iser, and others. [Tracks C, M]

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: No

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: 6:46am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023