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Have It Your Way: The Art of the Critical Review

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism + Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Art of the Critical Review
Fall 2024
Taught By: Liesl Schillinger
Section: AX

CRN: 14037

Credits: 4

In this class, students learn about the form and ethos of cultural criticism by reading famous (and notorious) reviews and gain hands-on experience by writing reviews to be workshopped in class. The course addresses at least four separate areas of criticism (e.g., books, film, art, food, music, dance, television, theater), and critics and editors visit the class to discuss their expertise. Readings include a broad selection of essays reflecting a range of voices. For the first class, students should come prepared to describe one of their favorite (or least favorite…) critics, books, restaurants, et al. After that students read an unfamiliar book, watch a new movie or series, dine at a restaurant, attend a play or a concert, et al. before writing critical drafts. For the midterm, students revise one practice review, with the goal of making it publishable. The final project involves writing a review from scratch, in whichever discipline appeals to you most. This course satisfies the Reporting + Craft elective requirement for the Journalism + Design major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:08am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024
The Art of the Critical Review
Spring 2024
Taught By: Liesl Schillinger
Section: AX

CRN: 10717

Credits: 4

In this class, students learn about the form and ethos of cultural criticism by reading famous (and notorious) reviews and gain hands-on experience by writing reviews to be workshopped in class. The course addresses at least four separate areas of criticism (e.g., books, film, art, food, music, dance, television, theater), and critics and editors visit the class to discuss their expertise. Readings include a broad selection of essays reflecting a range of voices. For the first class, students should come prepared to describe one of their favorite (or least favorite…) critics, books, restaurants, et al. After that students read an unfamiliar book, watch a new movie or series, dine at a restaurant, attend a play or a concert, et al. before writing critical drafts. For the midterm, students revise one practice review, with the goal of making it publishable. The final project involves writing a review from scratch, in whichever discipline appeals to you most. This course satisfies the Reporting + Craft elective requirement for the Journalism + Design major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism + Design (JND)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 3:08am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024