HISTORY 594 - Topics in History
Fall 2021, Section 007 - Violence and the Other
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

How do we confront violent and catastrophic histories of others? How do we understand the politics of commemoration and denial of certain violent episodes when the ‘other/s’ has been constructed as an enemy or an inferior? We contemplate these questions by thinking with and through Frantz Fanon’s writings at the height of the global struggles of decolonization in the 1950s and 60s. The readings are divided into three sections: Violent encounters, the recognition of otherness, and confronting the pains of others. The readings trace the ways in which the Euro-American worlds have racialized their “other/s”: the native, the savage, the black, the Semite, the colonized, the Orient, the underdeveloped...etc. to critique the ways in which such racialized representations were carried through violence and violation of the non-white populations in different colonial contexts. In this sense, this course is focused on the critique of Europe to carve ways of understanding violence outside the gravity of Eurocentrism.

Note: The course pays a particular attention to the role of power in writing the history of violent episodes and their commemoration in museums. To this end, we navigate many topics through films, as well as [COVID permitting] a visit to the Holocaust Memorial and the African American History Museum in Detroit.

Class Format:

Seminar.

Schedule

HISTORY 594 - Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
20617
Open
7
4Graduate Standing
-
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
32586
Open
4
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
32587
Open
5
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26705
Open
6
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
27727
Open
6
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
34866
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
36412
Open
6
1Graduate Standing
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
39662
Open
9
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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