ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Fall 2020, Section 003
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

Description

Some days, it is hard to read the news and not feel as though we are living in end times, as we watch wildfires and viruses spread, witness what is happening in our government and at our borders, and worry about the prospects for life on earth amidst global climate change. While this moment may feel unprecedented, many groups within American society understand themselves already to have lived through apocalypse, making the end of the world less an exceptional event than an ongoing state; as poet Franny Choi powerfully reminds us, “The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On.” In this course, we will trace the relationship between the “ending” and the “go[ing] on,” reading 20th- and 21st-century queer, Afrofuturist, indigenous, and environmental(ist) texts that not only insist upon the harm incurred amidst “the end of the world,” but also offer creative models for community and kinship and care that emerge within – and as a way of surviving – such conditions. Throughout our discussions, we’ll ask what role literature (and practices of literary reading) can play in helping us reckon with the challenges that we face; how to marshal the range of affects that such challenges inevitably produce; and how to build forms of ethical community attentive to our commonalities and differences alike. Assignments will include ongoing informal writing assignments, short essays, and active and consistent class participation.

Schedule

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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TBA

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