LCST

3780

Advanced Readings in Cultural Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Advanced Cultural Studies

Spring 2020

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: AX

CRN: 5666

Credits: 4

We’re living in crappy times. Racial inequalities persist, the gap between the rich and poor grows, women’s rights are increasingly under attack, digital capitalism continues to erode everything from privacy to labor rights, and more people than ever before are displaced and stateless. In this year’s Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies seminar, students will engage in a semester-long conversation on why the world is so crappy and how and why to remain attentive to, what Lawrence Grossberg describes as, “optimism of the intellect.” Seminar participants will read recent titles by key thinkers in cultural studies including Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Nick Couldry, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Angela McRobbie, Mark Fisher, Jodi Dean, and Lawrence Grossberg. They will also write a short essay in response to one of these books and an extended essay in response to a broader question or issue of relevance. To enroll, students must have completed and passed Introduction to Cultural Studies or, with approval from the instructor, an equivalent course demonstrating adequate preparation. [Track C]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 9:31pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020