Literary Reinvention

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Literary Reinvention

Spring 2023

Taught By: Carolyn Vellenga Berman, Elizabeth Kendall, and Justin Neuman

Section: A

CRN: 3136

Credits: 0

This course explores the ways that literature is grounded in the very act of reinventing -- or reclaiming, or redirecting -- earlier stories, themes, rhythms, grievances, and passions for the author’s own purposes. We read Shakespeare's The Tempest, Honore de Balzac’s Cousin Bette, poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, James Baldwin’s essays, and the novel Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Together they represent a chronological spread from the early seventeenth century to the present day, and they span literary genres from drama to life-writing, poetry, and fiction. Weekly full-course meetings will alternate lectures and panels (which will include students); section meetings will engage in discussions and close reading of texts. 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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 60

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 9:02pm EST 12/3/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L104

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023