COMPLIT 740 - Seminar in Major Authors
Section: 001 Derrida
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
2 - 3
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Why read Derrida today? When the so-called “linguistic turn” appears a thing of the past, what currency does his body of work still carry? The wager of this graduate seminar is that the philosopher’s thought still has much to tell us in the age of “post-truth” and the Anthropocene. Little work in contemporary theory is immune from his influence. The seminar retraces Derrida’s philosophical itinerary from his early works on language and literature to his late reflections on democracy, care, animality, translation, and war. We’ll gauge Derrida’s impact beyond the confines of philosophy and into the contemporary present, in such fields as postcolonial studies, political theory, gender studies, biopolitics and new media and in dialogue with theorists like Gayatri Spivak, Judith Butler, Paul Preciado, Catherine Malabou and Akira Lippit, among others.

COMPLIT 740 - Seminar in Major Authors
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001 (SEM)
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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