COMPLIT 376 - Literature and Ideas
Section: 002 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The goal of this course is to explore the thought of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud by way of their most famous concepts. Notions such as “commodity fetishism,” “alienation,” “will to power,” “geneaology,” “the unconscious,” “repression,” and many others have become part of ordinary (intellectual) language yet are often used vaguely and without a clear sense of their provenance and conceptual implications. In this course, we will go back to their original articulations in the work of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud in order to gain a clearer picture of both our own critical vocabulary and the theories of these thinkers.

Class Format:

Taught in English

COMPLIT 376 - Literature and Ideas
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0812980034
Letter to my daughter, Author: Maya Angelou., Publisher: Random House Random Hou 2009
ISBN: 0345498607
The vagina monologues, Author: Eve Ensler., Publisher: Villard 10. annive 2008
ISBN: 9781934414521
Transfer : poems, Author: by Naomi Shihab Nye., Publisher: BOA Editions 1st ed. 2011
ISBN: 0385318227
Zenzele : a letter for my daughter, Author: J. Nozipo Maraire., Publisher: Delta 1996
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