Enchantment: Un/Re/Making World and Self

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Lang College

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Spring 2020

Taught By: Robert Sember

Section: A

CRN: 6432

Credits: 4

This is a class about creativity and joyfulness as tools for self-understanding and collective resistance. We begin with writings by the formerly incarcerated philosopher, Bernard Stiegler, and the African American scholar of slavery and literature, Hortense Spillers. Stiegler and Spillers both argue that creativity re-enchants us with our world even in the face of violent oppression and capitalist exploitation. That is, we may remake our selves and our world not because of our suffering but despite it. In this course we will consider these propositions by discussing works of literatures, film, and music created during periods of war and enslavement. We will also test these ideas in relation to the freedom struggles of our moment.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Lang College (LNGC)

Campus: Off-Campus (OC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 2:21pm 7/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020