Disability, Dependency, Arts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Disability, Dependency, Arts

Spring 2020

Taught By: Constantina Zavitsanos

Section: A

CRN: 4062

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. This course will engage and expand an archive of artists and thinkers, disabled and nondisabled, who have worked to extend, fold, and elaborate disability in the arts, including those not always recognized under the heading of disability. Our inquiry will be shaped by concepts of dependency, hapticality, pathology, contagion, heritability, reproduction, care, labor, prematurity, death, and social life as theorized in Disability Studies, Black Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Political Theory, Sci Fi and Aesthetics. We will develop a series of experimental writing and art research projects throughout the semester while hosting visits with disabled artists such as Park McArthur, Carolyn Lazard, and others whose works are entangled with disability and dependency.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:25pm 10/13/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020