Political Fictions

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Political Fictions
Fall 2023
Taught By: Alexandra Kleeman
Section: A

CRN: 15834

Credits: 3

In what ways can a text be considered a vehicle for the transmission of political ideology, viewpoints, or social change? What strategies have been deployed in the past, and what new techniques should we adopt to address our present day? In this course, we will examine several different modes of political writing, from the op-ed and manifesto to dystopian and utopian novels, as well as shorter works that foreground the presence of racism, imperialism, inequality, and neoliberal logic in the society we live in today. Readings may include authors such as: Machado, Greenidge, Zamyatin, Breton, Plan C, Adjei-Brenyah, and Atwood. There will be weekly reading assignments in addition to in-class workshopping and discussion.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

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

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: 6:40pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 910
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023