Literary Reinvention

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Literary Reinvention

Fall 2019

Taught By: Justin Neuman

Section: A

CRN: 7420

Credits: 4

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.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 1:56pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019