Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fall 2023
Taught By: Juan Decastro
Section: A

CRN: 15876

Credits: 4

This course studies the works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), who is frequently considered to be the most important Spanish language writer of the twentieth century. Borges not only influenced novelists, such as Gabriel García Márquez, Umberto Eco, or William Gibson, but his writings also played a significant role in the birth of the groundbreaking theory and criticism of Paul de Man and Michel Foucault, as well as in the development of the hypertext and other new media. In addition to studying Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), the short story collections for which he is best-known, we will read selections from his poetry and essays. The course will also introduce students to the significant critical body of work produced about Borges, including works by Beatriz Sarlo, John Barth, Paul de Man, and George Steiner.

This course fulfills the Single Author/Text requirement in Literary Studies.
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 (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 9:14pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023