RCHUMS 372 - The Subject in the Aftermath of Revolution
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What happens when your revolution fails? What is it like to live in the aftermath, even in the ruins of great hopes and aspirations? For artists and writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, this question was especially urgent, because the language they used to explain their projects was often based on a revolutionary discourse. What do you do with the language when events themselves have falsified it? Can you build a new language – and perhaps a new art – out of the remnants of the old? How does nostalgia color and inform memories of revolutionary ardor? Is the rhetoric of revolution essentially nostalgic? In this interdisciplinary course, we will explore works of literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. There are no prerequisites except for an open mind, a strong degree of intellectual courage, and a lively curiosity about history.

Literature: Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther; Buchner, Danton's Death; Conrad, The Secret Agent; Weiss, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Marat/Sade); Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
Philosophy: selections from Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit; Camus, The Rebel.
Visual arts: Painting and sculpture by Friedrich; David; Gericault; Richter; Abakanowicz.

RCHUMS 372 - The Subject in the Aftermath of Revolution
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001 (SEM)
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28114
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