The Sublime

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
The Sublime
Spring 2024
Taught By: Eugene Thacker
Section: A

CRN: 14957

Credits: 3

In this seminar we will study the aesthetics of the sublime through a close reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment (1790). We will pay particular attention to the sublime as a planetary, environmental, and technological phenomenon, one that demarcates both the possibility and the limit of the human condition. Along the way we will also consider philosophical approaches to the sublime prior to and after Kant: from readings in classical Chinese and Japanese aesthetics, to the writings of Edmund Burke, Ann Radcliffe, Arthur Schopenhauer, and the gothic novel, to contemporary readings on the Anthropocene, “collapsology,” and the “technological sublime.”

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:22pm EDT 4/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024