Nations and nationalisms have been among the defining phenomena of the modern epoch. Yet in some contrast to other central phenomena of modernity such as classes, cities, revolutions, industrialism, or capitalism, the terms of nationhood are extraordinarily plastic. A central aim of this course will be to encourage systematic reflection about the power of this plasticity, and to cultivate the habit of thinking about nations and nationalisms in the plural, as variable along a number of dimensions. By fostering a close and critical engagement with an emergent canon of key writings, this course leaves students equipped to do independent work in this or related areas.

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Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Bruce M Grant
TR: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 25WV 706