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Advisement Announcement!

Fall 2013 Academic Advisement
Draper’s fall 2013 academic advisement session will run from Monday, August 12 – Thursday, August 29. Students may call the Draper main line at 212.998.8070starting at 9:00am on Monday, July 23, 2013, to make an advisement appointment. This information is also available on our News and Events page.

Registering for Outside Classes
Students wishing to register for non-Draper courses may do so once registration opens on Albert this Monday, April 22. In this case, it is important to first contact the originating department to find out what their protocol is for registering outside students.

All students who are registering for credit-bearing courses in the fall 2013 semester must have an advising appointment.

Working on Your Thesis
Students who plan to work only on their thesis in the fall and not take other courses must register for Maintenance of Matriculation (Course number MAINT-GA 4747, Class #1466). No permission codes are needed to register for maintenance, nor is it required that you have an advisement appointment.


 Draper Fall 2013 Schedule
A preliminary fall 2013 course schedule is now available on Draper’s website, herehttp://draper.fas.nyu.edu/object/drap.fall13 .
We will add more crosslists, course descriptions and additional course information as we receive it, so please check back regularly.
As always, feel free to call or email Draper —212.998.8070 or draper.program@nyu.edu— with any questions.


New Summer Crosslists with English

Dear Students:

Draper is happy to confirm three new crosslisted courses with the English department during the summer 2012 semester. The course information and descriptions are below.
Please remember that Draper does not have formal advising for the summer semester, nor access codes for our summer course offerings. You can register directly on Albert for any of the classes below. Contact Robert Dimit directly (robert[dot]dimit@nyu[dot]edu) with any concerns about summer registration.
Session One: May 21 – June 29, 2012
  1. DRAP-GA.2197: Topics in Modern Literature and Culture: New York in the Age of Warhol
    • Tuesday / Thursday, 4:30 – 6:30 PM — Prof. Bryan Waterman
  2. DRAP-GA.2953: Major Texts in Critical Theory: On Words and Things
    • Monday / Wednesday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM — Prof. Shireen Patell
Session Two: July 2 – August 10, 2012
  1. DRAP-GA.2905: Topics in Postcolonial Literature: The Novel and (in) the World
    • Tuesday / Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM — Prof. Toral Gajarawala

Draper’s Provisional Summer 2012 Course Schedule Now Available

Draper’s provisional summer schedule has now been made available on our website, here. Please keep the following information in mind when planning your summer registration:

  • Registration opens on Albert on Monday, February 13, but many departments may not have confirmed their full course schedules until the middle of the spring semester. Please continue to check departmental listings to see updates and additions to course schedules. The last day to register for the Summer Session I is not until May 20, so there will be plenty of time to consider your summer course choices throughout the spring semester.
  • The majority of Draper’s summer courses are crosslists, so our program has to wait for external departments to finalize their summer schedules before we can finish our own. We anticipate, however, that Draper will be adding several more crosslisted classes for the summer, most likely including several English courses in both summer session one and two. Any new information about summer classes–including new crosslists and new course descriptions–will be sent to the listserv and posted here, on in.ter.reg.num, as it becomes available.
  • There are no access codes required to register for summer classes and Draper does not hold formal advising for the summer semester. Please email Robert Dimit directly with questions about summer registration: robert[dot]dimit@nyu[dot]edu.

Notice about summer class schedule and registration

Dear Draperites,
While we know that the search function in Albert now includes summer courses, we want you to be clear that most departments do not have their full course schedules set yet, including Draper.

We will send an announcement to this listserv when our schedule is up, closer to February 13. The last day to register for the Summer Session I is not until May 20, so you have plenty of time to consider your summer course choices.

Draper does not have an official advisement period for summer classes. After February 13, if you want to enroll in summer courses, please email draper.program@nyu.edu for approval.

Religion as Media: Spring 2012 Course Open for Enrollment

The following non-crosslisted course that has opened for enrollment. If interested, please contact Janine Paolucci at janine.paolucci@nyu.edu. Again, please note that this is not a Draper course.


Religion as Media RELST-GA.3397 ANTH-GA.3393
Spring 2012/ Tues 2:00—4:45

Angela Zito
726 Broadway room 560
phone 992-9656

This course will introduce you to the longstanding and complex connection between religious practices and various media, based upon the premise that, like all social practice, religion is always mediated in some form or other. Yet, religion does not function simply as unchanging content, while media names the ways that content is formed. Instead shifts in media technique, from ritual innovations to the invention of printing, through TV, to the internet, also shape religious practice which has, in turn, influenced its media. We are interested in gathering theoretical tools for understanding the form and politics of this mutual dialectic.

We will analyze how human hearing, vision and the performing body have been used historically to express and maintain religious life through music, voice, images, words and rituals. Then we will spend time on more recent electronic media such as cassette, film, television, video, and the internet. We will consider, among other things: religious memory, both embodied and out-sourced in other media; the role of print and reading; the role of TV in the rise of the Hindu Right; the material culture of Buddhism (icons, relics, sutras); religion and commodification; film as religious experience; Christian Evangelical media; indigenous and digital media.

Books for the course:
The following *books are required in their entirety—find them at Shakespeare’s, Broadway at Washington Place:

*Berger, Peter. The Sacred Canopy: elements of a sociological theory of religion (well, 100 pages)
*Connerton, Paul. How Societies remember
*Dorsky, Nathaniel. Devotional Cinema
*Graham, William A. Beyond the written word: oral aspects of scripture in the history of religion
*Hendershot, Heather. Shaking the world for Jesus: Media and conservative evangelical culture
*Hirschkind, Charles. The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons And Islamic Counterpublics
*Lyden, John. Film as religion: myths, morals and rituals
*Morgan, David. Visual Piety: a history and theory of popular religious images
*Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy: the technologizing of the word
*Rachel Wagner. Godwired: Religion, Ritual and Virtuality

Two recommended collections (we’ll read at least 3 pieces from each):
DeVries, Hent and Samuel Weber, eds. Religion and Media. Stanford University Press, 2001.
Hoover, Stewart and Knut Lundby, eds. Rethinking media, religion and culture. Sage

Publications, 1997

Xeroxed readings will be placed on: Blackboard. The books will be on reserve at Bobst.

Evaluation: Discussion: 25% : Students will be expected to read everything for each week and be prepared for discussion: students will sign up to facilitate one week’s discussion
Responses: 25%: Students will post a response to the reading on our online forum each week—and please attend as many of the events mentioned below, posting a short-short response: 50%
Final conference paper/presentation: Depending upon how many we are, the last day of class (and one other scheduled meeting) will be devoted to a “Show&Tell” paper presentation that should read aloud in 20 minutes, including your media. We’ll group them into “conference panels”. We’ll time them! (To be handed in to me at that time.)