Life During Memorialization: History and the Ongoing Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the USA

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Life During Memorialization

Fall 2020

Taught By: Theodore Kerr

Section: A

CRN: 5448

Credits: 4

How do we make sense of the present and the past of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic amid renewed focus on early responses to the crisis? Through exploration of activism, architecture, art, dance, film, literature, performance, theory, visual art, and other modes of communication, students will be exposed to historic and contemporary HIV related cultural within a US context. Through the work, they will have an opportunity to consider how they know what they know about HIV/AIDS, the role that culture plays within the epidemic, and ideas around how the stories we tell inform the individual and collective action we take / don’t take. The course will include readings of theory that helped shaped understandings of the crisis, followed by a survey of collective projects and individual works made in the last 10 years that both illuminate histories of HIV/AIDS while telling us something about the epidemic in the present.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 10:56pm 7/9/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020