Comparative Literature S-185
Cartographic Fictions4 units
Bruno G. Bosteels
An exploration of the spaces and contours of "maps" in art and literature as sites for the imaginary formation and destruction of social and individual identities. From a random walk through the city to the global market of late capitalism, how do cultural artifacts make sense out of the real conditions of existence? Novels, short stories, essays, maps, and artworks by Debord, Perec, Lefebvre, Deleuze, de Certeau, Serres, Benjamin, Jameson, Calvino, Cortázar, Piglia, Peri Rossi, Benet, Gopegui, Mesquita, Kuitca, and others.
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