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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


COLT 73.04 Violence

This course will focus on a specific preoccupation of contemporary theory or on a particular theoretical movement.  This course explores different forms of violence, with a focus on structural, symbolic and physical violence. Our study will be organized around the notions of “regimes of violence,” “permissible and impermissible violence,” “emancipatory and reformist violence” and the intersections between violence, civilization and the project of modernity. We will probe the persistence (and even the rebound), in the 21st century, of prisons, ghettos, camps, genocides, wars and terrorism.  Authors may include Coetze, Wiesel, Roy , Borges,  Bolaño, O’Connor, and Danticat. Our study of violence will be framed by theoretical readings from Fanon, Arendt, Levinas, Bourdieu, Latour, Butler, \u017Di\u017Eek, Mbembe, Norbert, Agamben, Morrison, Benjamin and Puar. Coly.  

Prerequisite

COLT 72.03

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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