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 2023
Taught By: Robert Sember
Section: A

CRN: 15799

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. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:18am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023