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Animal Theories/Human Fictions


COL 238
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 239
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Course Cluster: Disability Studies

The question of "the animal" has become a recent focus of theory, although depictions of nonhuman animals can be traced to the very origins of representation. This course will move between literature, philosophy, art, and theory in an effort to trace the changing conceptions of human-animal difference and human-animal relations from 18th-century fictions of savage men and wild children to current theories of the posthuman. We will consider the ways that the representation of "the animal" intersects with theories of gender and race as it also contests the grounds of representation itself. Authors may include: Roussean, Poe, Sewell, Mann, Colette, Coetzee, Heidegger, Agamben, Derrida, and Harway.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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