Postmodern Theory with a Historical Intent|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This seminar will examine the possibility of employing recent advances in postmodern philosophy in the service of rigorous historical investigation. Can postmodern theory be used historically, or are these two terms antithetical? We will explore the origins of postmodernism and its various incarnations (in poststructuralism, postcolonialism, gender studies, and feminist theory) and then look to apply these methodologies in specific historical case studies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - Summer Session I|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors to be read may include (but will not be limited to): Theodor Adorno, Etienne Balibar, Homi Bhabha, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot, Helene Cixous, Paul De Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean-Luc Nancy, Friedrich Nietzsche.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class attendance and active participation are essential to pass to course. At least one class presentation. Two short papers and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only COL majors will be allowed to take this course on a credit/unsatisfactory basis. All others must take this course for a letter grade.
|Instructor(s): Kleinberg,Ethan Times: .MTWRF. 01:30PM-03:10PM; Location: WYL110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 17||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 4||SO: 8||FR: 2|
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