Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Spring 2017: MALAS 601: Dream Spaces and Other Aberrations: An Introduction to Cultural Studies with Professor Andy O'Clancy


MALAS 601: Dream Spaces and Other Aberrations
Professor Andy O'Clancy 

Recognizing the vast array of practices, disciplines, and schools of influence Cultural Studies draws from, this Spring 2017 we will proceed where limits and the boundary lines of ownership collapse, connecting paths and texts often considered at the extremes of marginalized space in ways sometimes considered “not with the grain.” This in mind, an overall mood of intellectual and artistic wandering underscores our seminar’s move toward “stumbling onto things” across various mediums, genres, and disciplines. Of course, intellectual or not, subversive strolls are not typically without distress, and, fittingly, we will occasionally find ourselves negotiating the disorienting fields of theory. However, these discourses will also aid in foregrounding ways to question, critique, and re-imagine spaces. Among some of the many emerging issues to examine in our disruptive blend of novels, essays, poetry, music, plays, paintings, films, journals, manifestos, and other aberrations are critical notions of legitimacy, language, race, gender, sexuality, and technology.

Andy O'Clancy has published in The Texas Review, Sublime Art and Literature, Oulipo Anthology Series, and New Orleans Book Review. He has taught Literature at UCSD and SDSU. His forthcoming novels are Witness Collection Program and The Magic Paper Seeing Shop.



Course
MALAS-601
Course Title
INTRO TO CULTURAL STUDIES
Section
01
Schedule #
22049
Units
3
Session
SPRING CAMPUS
Seats
25/25
Meetings
Seminar 1600-1840 W PSFA-436
Full Title
Seminar in Interdisciplinary Thinking
Description
Nature of interdisciplinary thinking. Ways of knowing and schools of thought in multiple disciplines. Interdisciplinary methods to analyze social issues. See Class Schedule for specific content.
Prerequisite
Graduate standing.
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