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Academic Year 2005/2006
Post-Modern Theory with an Historical Intent
HIST 318 FA
This seminar will examine the possibility of employing recent advances in "post-modern" philosophy in the service of rigorous historical investigation. Can post-modern theory be used historically or are these two terms
antithetical? We will explore the origins of post-modernism and its various incarnations (in post-structuralism, post-colonialism, gender studies, and feminist theory) and then look to apply these methodologies in
historical case studies.
Authors to be read may include (but will not be limited to): Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Class attendance and active participation are essential to pass to course. At least one class presentation. Two short papers and one research paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Only COL majors will be allowed to take this course on a credit/unsatisfactory basis. All others must take this course for a letter grade.
Course is Permission of Instructor.
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