COMPLIT 790 - Seminar in Literary Theory
Section: 002 Feminism and Posthumanisum
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this course we will read a variety of theorists, some but not all explicitly feminist, in an exploration of critical posthumanism and its relationship(s) to feminism. How are ethical and political engagements (re)defined when human exceptionalism is unsettled and when values are defined in a post-anthropocentric world? What happens to gender? We'll read—among others—Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Elizabeth Grosz, Sara Ahmed, and Elizabeth Povinelli. Readings will also include some short fiction in which we will explore some of the theoretical claims under consideration.

Course Requirements:

Requirements include thorough preparation for class discussions, one in-class presentation, and a final research paper.

COMPLIT 790 - Seminar in Literary Theory
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002 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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