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    FR 525SEM - Special Topics-The Aesthetic Clinic
    Special Topics-The Aesthetic Clinic NEG Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   19827   Enrollment Capacity:   10
    Section:   NEG   Enrollment Total:   7
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   3
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   W , 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
    Room:   Clemen 930 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    When Gilles Deleuze dealt with Francis Bacon?s paintings in his 1981 essay, he invoked ?an aesthetic clinic? where painting dealt with the powers of hysteria and music with ?a galloping schizophrenia.? What does it mean to think about aesthetics as a clinical enterprise? This seminar will examine psychoanalytic and modern theoretical writings (by authors such as Charles Baudelaire, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Marion Milner, Melanie Klein, Gilles Deleuze, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Felix Guattari, Luce Irigaray, Bracha Ettinger, Willy Apollon, and Suely Rolnik) alongside artworks from the 1960s to the present by figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Anne Carson, Helene Cixous, Lygia Clark, Marguerite Duras, Roni Horn, and Clarice Lispector. We will see how these artworks confront the conjunction of two riddles Freud could never completely solve: ?the riddle of femininity? and ?the riddle of the artwork.? We will think of the experiments they put forth to think in new ways of the vital, clinical function of the aesthetic.
      Course Description
    This is a three-credit course with variable content. Please check Department website for semester offerings, prerequisites, language of instruction, and other details.
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