Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren
Study of special topics in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. Prerequisite: BIS 300.
In this seminar, we will work together to understand some of the elements of reading and writing in literature, philosophy, and art. After a discussion of the historical context in which each form of writing emerged, we will explore specific examples in each genre and then read texts that cross the established boundaries. We will read images, snippets, fragments, pages, petroglyphs, arguments,lines, colors, dreams, poems, stories, sculptures, and expositions from Lascaux to Baudrillard, and beyond. This course is designed for those for whom it is necessary to read and for those who are curious about the habit of reading. It is designed for those who want to respond to their reading. We will also use our time to reflect back on prior learning in the IAS and to project ourselves forward into various futures of work. The primary goals of the seminar will be to deepen our understanding of two very simple words—“reading” and “writing”—and for each of us to make something appropriate for public exhibition or for submission to a publication.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Reading, writing, reflecting, discussion, making
Curiosity, diligence, inventiveness
Class assignments and grading
reading, writing, discussing, making