LLST
3006

Reading for Writers: Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
RFW: Dystopian Fiction
Spring 2023
Taught By: James Fuerst
Section: AX

CRN: 8775

Credits: 4

RFW FICTION: DYSTOPIAN FICTION. This course explores diverse works of literature broadly construed as “dystopian.” Focusing mainly on novels, short stories, and movies, students will become acquainted with some of the early classics of the genre as well as a variety of contemporary texts across a broad spectrum of sub-genres, such as cyber-punk, historical, and/or existential dystopias, to name a few. In so doing, students will analyze the aesthetic, rhetorical, and ideological tropes at work in dystopian narratives, identify common plot structures, metaphors, symbols, and themes, and investigate what, if anything, constitutes such disparate works of fiction as a genre. Students will be required to write response papers, make oral presentations, and produce either a 10-page critical essay or a creative work, subject to the instructor’s approval.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 11:10pm EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Work in Complex Systems
Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 258
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023
RFW Fiction
Spring 2023
Taught By: Siddhartha Deb
Section: B

CRN: 11160

Credits: 4

RFW FICTION: ARUNDHATI ROY: This course will grapple with the work of the writer Arundhati Roy and the manner in which it moves between fiction and nonfiction, between writing and politics, and between the Global South and the North. She will be considered especially as a writer from the Third World, with her works used to open up questions between writing and capitalism, imperialism, and modernity. The readings will include Roy’s first novel, The God of Small Things, a selection of her wide-ranging nonfiction, as well as writers her work is in conversation with, including John Berger and Eduardo Galeano. Students will be required to make presentations, conduct research, carry out critical and creative writing exercises, and produce an essay, an academic paper, or a creative project as a final requirement.

Permission of the instructor will be required to register for this course after the first week of the semester.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 11:10pm EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Work in Complex Systems
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
RFW Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: Albert Mobilio
Section: B

CRN: 11692

Credits: 4

READING FOR WRITERS FICTION: CRIME STORIES: This course examines crime stories, true and fictional. Storytelling has long focused on criminals and criminal acts. In this seminar students will read and respond critically as well as creatively to narratives featuring criminal protagonists. The psychological, social, and material characterization of criminals and, more broadly, of transgressive behavior will raise several questions: What is the criminal type? What draws writers to such figures? How do we come to understand social and moral norms? What is a crime?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 11:10pm EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Work in Complex Systems
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 312
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022
RFW Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: Siddhartha Deb
Section: A

CRN: 5501

Credits: 4

READING FOR WRITERS FICTION: THE GLOBAL NOVEL: This course looks at contemporary novels that respond to a sense of interconnectedness between different places and time periods. All are global in taking place in more than one geographical location; all play with form, genre, and style; most have close relationships with other cultural forms such as cinema, visual arts, and poetry; and many raise questions about authorship, history, and politics. The authors studied in the course will include David Mitchell, Rachel Kushner, and Roberto Bolaño, and will include critical work by theorists and critics as well as reviews, interviews, essays, and profiles that provide a context for the works being read. Students will be required to lead discussions, write response papers, take short tests, and produce, as a final requirement, a 10-12 page literary essay, scholarly paper, or creative project.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 11:10pm EST 2/7/2023

Shared Capacities Work in Complex Systems
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022