Literary Reinvention

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Literary Reinvention
Spring 2024
Taught By: Carolyn Vellenga Berman, Elizabeth Kendall, and Justin Neuman
Section: A

CRN: 3136

Credits: 0

This course explores the ways that modern literature is grounded in the act of reinventing -- or reclaiming, or redirecting -- earlier stories, themes, rhythms, grievances, and passions. We read and interrogate major works in genres ranging from drama to poetry, fiction, essay, and memoir (mostly written in English), asking how each author rethinks earlier works—and reinvents the known world. Then we ask how we might, in turn, illuminate, reimagine, or subvert these literary works. Weekly full-course meetings alternate lectures and panels (which will include students); student-led section meetings engage in discussion and close reading. Assignments include creative and analytical writing. Authors may include Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Aimé Césaire, Emily Dickinson, Mohsin Hamid, Margo Jefferson, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Woolf.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section (LLST 2006) of this course.
This course fulfills the Core Course requirement in Literary Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 45

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: 8:38pm EDT 5/29/2024