Weeks and Topics


Introduction: Dichtung und Wahrheit

In class

I. The Two Beginnings

II. The Art of Interpretation

III. Social Contexts and Historical Awareness

IV. The Structuralist Revolution

V. The Russian Formalists

VI. Language and the Unconscious


VII. Post-Structuralism

VII. Destruktion / Deconstruction

Interesting Aside

IX. Against the Signifier

X. From Gender Performance to the Chthulucene

XI. Postcolonialism

XII. (Thanksgiving Break)

Independent research.

XIII. Beyond North-Atlantic Universals

XIV Final Paper Workshop