RCHUMS 372 - The Subject in the Aftermath of Revolution
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
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: Johann W. Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther; Georg Buchner, Danton’s Death; Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent; Peter Weiss, Marat/Sade; Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
Philosophy: selections from G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit; Albert Camus, The Rebel. Visual arts: Painting and sculpture by Caspar David Friedrich; Jacques-Louis David; Theodore Gericault; Gerhard Richter; Magdalena Abakanowicz

RCHUMS 372 - The Subject in the Aftermath of Revolution
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
46235
Open
6
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
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