ICLS Course Planning 2020-2021
As announced by the President of Columbia University in April 2020, the 2020-2021 academic year will be comprised of three semesters: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society will therefore offer courses for undergraduate students and graduate students in each of these terms.
This page provides an overview of our course offerings for all three terms, to help students as they make decisions and plans for the academic year ahead. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change, and students are encouraged not only to revisit this page but also to confirm the course listings in the online Directory of Courses and Vergil, where course descriptions and class meeting times will be posted soon.
In addition to semester-long (14-week) course offerings, ICLS will also offer 7-week “immersive courses.” These courses will cover a semester’s worth of material in a shorter period of time and will meet for twice as many hours per week, allowing more contact between faculty and students and more sustained focus on the class content. They will be offered in either the first half of a semester (e.g., Fall A, Spring A, Summer A) or in the second half of a semester (e.g., Fall B, Spring B, Summer B).
Please contact the following people with questions about the courses listed below or with questions about undergraduate or graduate programs of study:
- For undergraduate majors and concentrations, Tommaso Manfredini, DUS, email@example.com
- For graduate programs, Brent H. Edwards, DGS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- General questions can be sent to email@example.com
- This list includes only the CPLS and CLPS courses. Cross-listed courses can be seen on the Directory of Classes as semesters are posted.
- Please direct specific questions regarding the course format to the instructors.
- As the semesters and pandemic unfold, there may be changes to the modality of teaching listed below. It can be assumed that all “in person” courses may need to accommodate online learning.
- Additionally, instructors are aware of issues regarding course meeting times and students in other time zones. Again, please reach out to the instructors with these concerns.
2020-2021 Year at a Glance
- “Fall” term courses will run the full 14-week term: Tues., Sept. 8, 2020 – Wed., Dec. 23, 2020.
- Course descriptions, as well as specific sections and meeting times, can be found in the online Directory of Courses.
Partial Semester – Mini Seminar Sept 8 – Oct 1
CLPS GR6600 Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis. Online only. Eric Marcus and Andrew Gerber. Mini Seminar Sept 8-Oct 1, Thursdays 2:10pm-4:00pm.
Fall Full Semester
CLPS GU4200 Freud. Marcus Coelen. Mostly in person, hybrid. Thursdays 4:10pm-6:00pm.
CLPS GU4251 Global Freud. Karen Seeley. Online only. Tuesdays 10:10am-12:00pm.
CPLS UN3980 Abolition: Social Justice Practicum. Hybrid. Bernard Harcourt and Alexis Hoag. W 4:20-7:10pm. Application required.
CPLS UN3991 Senior Seminar. Online only. Seth Kimmel. Tuesdays 10:10am-12:00pm.
CPLSUN3995 Senior Thesis. Online only. Contact Sarah Monks and DUS Tommaso Manfredini to register.
CPLS GU4810 Theories of the Subject. Hybrid. Bruno Bosteels. Thursdays 2:10pm-4:00pm.
CPLS GR6100 Intro to ICLS. Online only. Brent Edwards. Monday 12:10pm-2:00pm.
CPLS GR6115 Anarchy: History, Theory, Prospects. Stathis Gourgouris. Online only. Tuesdays 2:10pm-4:00pm.
CPLS GR6121 Migration and Changes in the Capitalist “Population Law”. Etienne Balibar. Online only. Thursdays 6:10pm-8:00pm [Pending ICE approval.]
CPLS GR6333 East/West Frametale Narratives. Online only. Patricia Grieve. Wednesday 2:10pm-4:00pm.
CPLS GR8866 Abolition 13/13. Hybrid. Bernard Harcourt. Thursdays 6:20pm-9:00pm (not every week, see CCCT website for dates) This course is year-long.Year-long seminar. Students will need to sign up for the full year to receive the 3-credits. Students wishing to attend only for the fall semester will receive one credit. Admission will require a paragraph statement of interest and instructor consent. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Fall Block B
CPLSUN3511 Exiles, enclosures, dystopias. COVID-19 and states of confinement. Online only. Neni Panourgia. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm. [This course is in proposal approval process, will be posted to the DoC soon. This course is open to CC, GS and Justice In Education students who are formerly or currently incarcerated.]
- “Spring” term courses will run the full 14-week term: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021 – Mon., Apr. 26, 2021.
- “Spring A” courses will run during the first half of the term: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021 – Fri., Feb. 26, 2021.
- Course descriptions, as well as specific sections and meeting times, will be available on the Directory of Classes in advance of the early registration period in November 2020.
Spring Block A
CPLS GR8020 Critical Translation. Online only. Peter Connor and Souleymane Bachir Diagne. MW 2:10pm-4:00pm.
Spring Full Semester
CLPS GU4201 Post-Freud. In person. Karen Seeley. Mondays 2:10pm-4:00pm
CLPS GU4510 Intro to Lacan. In person. Marcus Coelen. Thursdays 4:10pm-6:00pm.
CPLSUN3900 Intro to ICLS. David Lurie. Online only Friday 10:00am-12:00pm.
CPLS UN3991 Senior Seminar. Hybrid. Bruno Bosteels. Thursdays 2:10pm-4:00pm.
CPLSUN3995 Senior Thesis.
CPLS GU4800 Advanced Topics in Med Hum. Illness, Representation and Disability. Modality. Online only. Rachel Adams Tuesdays 2:10pm-4:00pm.
CPLS GU4xxx Pandemics and Dystopias. Online only. Rishi Goyal. TBD
CPLS GR6100 Intro to ICLS. Stathis Gourgouris. Hybrid. Thursday 2:10pm-4:00pm
CPLS GR6111 The Hybrid Voice: Comparative Diasporas and Translation. In person (Hybrid, if necessary). Brent Edwards and Karen Van Dyck. Tuesday 2:10pm-4:00pm
CPLS GR8867 Abolition 13/13. Hybrid. Bernard Harcourt. Thursdays 6:20pm-9:00pm (not every week, see CCCT website for dates) This course is year-long.Year-long seminar. Students will need to sign up for the full year to receive the 4-credits. Students wishing to attend only for the spring semester will receive three credits. Admission will require a paragraph statement of interest and instructor consent. Email email@example.com to apply.
- “Summer A” courses will run during the first half of the term: Mon., May 3, 2021 – Fri., June 18, 2021.
- Course descriptions, as well as specific sections and meeting times, will be available in advance of Summer registration in April 2021.
CPLS UN3333 East/West Frametale Narratives. Online only. Patricia Grieve. MW 12:10-2:00pm
CPLS UN3900 Intro to ICLS. In person (Hybrid, if necessary). Tommaso Manfredini. TBD
CPLSUN3995 Senior Thesis.
CPLS GU4802 Contradictions of Care. Arden Hegele. In person (Hybrid, if necessary). Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm
CPLS GR6825 Columbia University and Ambedkar: Race, Caste, and the University. Anupama Rao In person (Hybrid, if necessary) (co-convenes with HIST BC3825)