20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The premise of this course is the necessity to re-interpret the university as a site for philosophical speculation and theory-based intervention. Run collectively, the course will address, to use Walter Benjamin's terms, the catastrophe of the status quo, and is structured around three aims, which are: 1) to address 'moments' of crisis such as, for example, climate change; the neoliberal, market-driven higher education system; the state of exception; the myth of the human; 2) to theorize these crises, and 3) to explore the relationship between theory and practice: in particular to explore theorized agency as enabling political activism.

Restrictions on availability: Demonstrated previous study in theoretical critical analysis of cultural theory is useful but not required. Contact course convenor for further information.

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzynska
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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