Writing the Body

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Writing the Body

Spring 2022

Taught By: Emma Lieber

Section: A

CRN: 10990

Credits: 4

This course examines the figure and experience of the body in literature and critical thought. How is bodily life—the experience of having a body, the pain and pleasure of having a body, its exigencies and impossibilities—given shape in literary text? How do different literary forms and genres represent the body, and in what way might genre itself be considered a bodily question? We will consider how the body is theorized by such fields as psychoanalysis, queer theory, Afropessimism, and medical humanities, and will explore both how are such matters as sexuality, illness, race, and gender are given shape within literary texts, and how they are accounted for by different theoretical bodies of thought. Texts may include those by Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva, Franz Kafka, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Toni Morrison, Paul Preciado, Frank Wilderson III, Judith Butler, Virginia Woolf, Frantz Fanon, Jacques Lacan, Charles Dickens, and Michel Foucault.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 12:08am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022