Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
73930 FMS 365 LITERATURE AFTER TV Fall 2012 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
Total Cap     
Cross Listed: AH 380, ENG 380 (P), FMS 365
Instructors: BURGES J
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required [B] Not open to First year and sophomores
Final Exam Schedule: HYLAN 306 on 1217 at 1600
Description: Once it was invented, television realized a desire to transmit and receive visions simultaneously across space and time. Beginning with a literary prehistory of this desire, we will focus largely on how literature and television converge and compete in the post-1945 era. What happens to the institution of literature after the TV industry takes hold? Can we see beyond adaptation as the relationship of TV to literature? How does TV become a metaphoric resource in post-1945 literature? How does that resource compare to televisual figurations before 1945? How are different generations of writers influenced by TV? What can TV do that literature cannot, and vice versa? Do social dynamics such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and age play a role in the fate of literature after TV? Possible writers include: Ruth Ozeki, Karen Tei Yamashita, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Lydia Davis, Haruki Murakami, Jersy Kosinski, Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Richard Price, Tom Carson, James Cain, and George Pelecanos.
Clusters: H1ENG006, H1ENG009, H1ENG010, H1ENG015
Offered: Fall Spring