The Inter-American Text-Image

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Inter-American Text-Image

Spring 2020

Taught By: Amy Sara Carroll

Section: A

CRN: 7724

Credits: 4

In this seminar-workshop students will track how cultural producers from across the Americas have troubled, dissolved, and/or reimagined the boundaries between art, literature, performance, and public discourse from the late twentieth-century onward. Questions informing class discussions: Can or should one-to-one correspondences be mapped between conceptualisms in philosophy, literature, and the visual arts? How have sometimes overlapping social and intellectual movements, advertising and (social) media reconfigured the ways in which cultural producers imagine theories and practices of art, poetry, theater, cinema, scholarship, and activism? Where and how do terms like “performance,” “performativity,” “documentation,” “documentary,” even “undocumentation” figure into conversations about the inter-American text-image or its inverse, the inter-American image-text? Possible course source materials: work by Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Joseph Kosuth, Adrian Piper, Teresa Hak Kyung Cha, ACT UP, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Vanessa Place and Rob Fitterman, and Cristina Rivera Garza. Eschewing critical/creative binaries, students will read, view, and write about assigned materials; they’ll also produce text-images inspired by the course’s overarching questions.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 2:55am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020