The Suburban Gothic

University Curriculum: University Curriculum

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Suburban Gothic
Spring 2024
Taught By: Dianca Potts
Section: L

CRN: 13428

Credits: 0

Located at the intersection of utopian hope and dystopian collapse is suburbia—a physical, temporal, and political landscape forever shaping the American imagination, past and present. Through a diverse offering a multi-genre texts, reflections, and discussions, students will explore how the Suburban Gothic has shaped American selfhood alongside the ramifications of privilege, homogeny, and the evolution and many afterlives of the American dream. Students will also craft creative works that illustrate, dismantle, and (re)embody the Suburban Gothic in addition to engaging in collaborative dialogue and critical analysis of the contemporary implications of suburbia, community, and identity within American culture. Throughout the semester, students will examine works by Leila Taylor, Jason Diamond, Daniel Clowes, Julia Kristeva, Meghan O’Gieblyn, Wes Craven, Cathy Park Hong, James Baldwin, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Emma Cline, Adrian Shirk, Jordan Peele, Rivers Solomon, Celeste Ng, Elissa Washuta, Jordan Kisner, and more. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** [This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Curriculum (UNIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 76

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 6:04pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 407
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024