Disability, Dependency, Arts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Disability, Dependency, Arts

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jordan Lord

Section: A

CRN: 8925

Credits: 4

Disabled life cuts beneath the very ground of politics, challenging ideas of representation, activism, independence, constraint, consent, freedom, futurity, and individual subjecthood. Meanwhile, in the context of art and aesthetics, disability puts pressure on form, figuration, movement, performance, and the very composition of space and time. 2021 is dreaming a call for both preservation and revolution in tandem as ongoing resistance to racist-eugenic logics and policy as usual. To this end and in these means we will work (and rest) to elaborate an an/archive of disabled and nondisabled artists’ and authors’ works which are great solo and even better together. Our study will be grounded in disability and dependency as inseparable from autonomy and constitutive of the non-opposition of life and death. We will think through cross curricular understandings of hapticality, pathology, contagion, heritability, reproduction, reparation, debt, abolition, prematurity, death, and social life as theorized in Disability Studies, Disability Justice, Black Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Political Theory, Sci Fi and Aesthetics. The course will include reading discussions, experimental projects, and visits with artists like Park McArthur, Carolyn Lazard, Leah Lakshmi, Piepzna-Samarasinha, Alice Sheppard, and others whose works have fundamentally shaped disability arts and challenged the structural inaccessibility and social segregation of nondisabled art worlds. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

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: 10:27pm 10/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 311

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021