Enfleshment: Creating at the boundary between the self and the world

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2018

Taught By: Robert Sember

Section: A

CRN: 7311

Credits: 4

“Enfleshment” refers to the active aliveness of our body. While our enfleshment delineates self from non-self, it makes ideas, memories, and power concrete, and opens us to transformative encounters with the world. In this course we will explore the philosophical, creative, and political potential of enfleshment. We will pay particular attention to the dissolving of well-worn distinctions between animate and inanimate things, humans and other animals, sentient and algorithmic machines or cyborgs, and bodies and consciousness. Among our companions in this work are the philosopher, Bernhard Stiegler, and the womanist theologian, Eboni Marshall Thurman. We will also study cross-species art-based explorations, such as Thomas Thwaites’ GoatMan project, Charles Foster’s life as fox, badger, and other urban scroungers, and Sunaura Taylor’s dialogue between animal and disability liberation.

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: 4:20am 2/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 300

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018