- Schedule of Classes - July 18, 2018 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - July 18, 2018 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
Critical-aesthetic models about the role of art and literature in the search for the active, good, or just life are increasingly under pressure by the conditions of late capitalism, which assimilates ideas that once promised alternative ways of seeing or being: intensity, (a) liveness, singularity, presentness, fiction, documentation, subversion, even contemporaneity, autonomy, or action/activism have become norms for self-formation and team-work, for erasing the present by banking on futures. This seminar explores recent critical debates in German-speaking literary and art theory responding to this conundrum, attempting to rethink temporalities; notions of action and passivity; movements and collectives; the tension between autonomy and heteronomy; realism, fiction, facts, and documents. We will also investigate contemporary poetry and theater as major sites of experimentation.
When Offered Fall.
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