FRENCH 855 - Special Topics Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Assemblage Theory
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course explores the concept of the assemblage. We will read theoretical work defining assemblages, critical work in which the assemblage is a key concept, and works on different but related critical and theoretical concepts. Our goal will be first, to understand what an assemblage is and what it can do; second, we will investigate the extent to which the idea of the assemblage may structure anti-racist and decolonial scholarship; and third, we will experiment with using the concept in our own critical work. Reading assignments will include works by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Giorgio Agamben, Jane Bennet, Judith Butler, Manuel DeLanda, Bruno Latour, Jasbir Puar, Alexander Weheliye, Sylvia Wynter. Requirements include active class participation, one in-class presentation, two short written assignments, and a final project.


FRENCH 855 - Special Topics Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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