Special Topics in Critical Theory:

This seminar (cross listed with Poetics & Theory) provides an advanced survey of problems in aesthetics. While the principle focus will be aesthetic judgment, we will also have the opportunity to deal with semiotics, image, authority, and critique. Readings may include selections from a range of modern figures including Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Hegel, the Schlegel brothers, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Proust, Benjamin, Valéry, Bataille, Wimsatt and Beardsley, Heidegger, Adorno, Sartre, Blanchot, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Deleuze, Barthes, Goodman, and Rancière (texts may vary depending on student interest). One in-class presentation and research paper are required.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Zakir Paul
W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM 19UP 229