Utopia, Dystopia, Heterotopia

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Utopia, Dystopia, Heterotopia

Spring 2021

Taught By: James Fuerst and Deva Woodly

Section: A

CRN: 8777

Credits: 4

This course offers Writing and Politics students an interdisciplinary approach to the outstanding authors and works of utopian, dystopian, and heterotopian literature—such as Thomas More, el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Aldous Huxley, Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin—in conjunction with the works of twentieth century social, cultural, and political thinkers whose ideas the fictional texts both inform and engage, such as W.E.B DuBois, Michel Foucault, Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Kodwo Eshun, among others. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of certain forms of fiction as responding to political, social, and cultural debates, as well as the ways in which those same debates incorporate and respond to literary and aesthetic production. *Note: Students who have taken Prof. Fuerst’s RFW Dystopian Fiction will not be eligible to take this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/6/2021