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RLL 526LEC - Special Topics-Fr & Ita Contemporary Thought
Special Topics-Fr & Ita Contemporary Thought CHII Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23960   Enrollment Capacity:   8
Section:   CHII   Enrollment Total:   2
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   6
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   R , 3:55 PM - 6:35 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
In recent months, prompted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, contemporary French and Italian philosophers have circulated timely critical observations about the pandemic on online platforms. The paradigm of biopolitics and related philosophical notions of immunity and autoimmunity, sovereignty, and global capitalism are effective conceptual territories in which to consider the unprecedented situation in which we are living. One of the first of these reflections came from Giorgio Agamben; many others have followed from, reacted to, or diverged from this beginning: Roberto Esposito, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, Paul Preciado, and Bruno Latour ? just to mention a few. The seminar?s aim is to unpack these philosophical territories ? starting with a selection of Michel Foucault?s writings on biopolitics, from History of Sexuality up to The Birth of Biopolitics. The seminar will be conducted in English.
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Other Courses Taught By: Chiesa
  • RLL 526LEC  Special Topics-Fr & Ita Contemporary Thought
  • COL 525SEM  Top-French&ital Contempthought