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New Course Supplement 2016


SPAN 45.03 Spanish Leviathan: Literature and State Violence from 1812 to 2009

Spain's modern history could be read as an almost incessant succession of wars, authoritarian dictatorships, and repressive gestures. The state's monopoly of violence, its rhetoric of sacrifice and regeneration, and its self-arrogated historico-political superiority have been at the core of many of these tense processes. In this course, students will be exposed to a series of Iberian literary texts that deal with this issue and, in a concise and pedagogic fashion, to the most relevant theories and critiques of the modern state (i.e. Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Schmitt, Benjamin, Derrida, Agamben).

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