CHID 250 C: Special Topics: Introduction To The History Of Ideas

Theory Schmeory

Course Flyer: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
MGH 231
SLN: 
12179
Instructor:
CG
Chelsea Grimmer

Syllabus Description:

This course will explore how to productively fail at translating across disciplines in order to create new knowledges out of cross-disciplinary conversations. This means doing a survey of critical theory that stems from cultural studies and continental philosophy to grasp how different theories have created ways of knowing out of interdisciplinary practices. By reading contemporary poetry alongside contemporary interdisciplinary theory on aesthetics, affect, power, gender, sexuality, and racial  assemblages, this course will aim to foster written and spoken spaces of cross-disciplinary contact in order to experiment with new ways to produce unanticipated ways of theorizing and producing knowledge.

Additional Details:

This course will explore how to productively fail at translating across disciplines in order to create new knowledges out of cross-disciplinary conversations. This means doing a survey of critical theory that stems from cultural studies and continental philosophy to grasp how different theories have created ways of knowing out of interdisciplinary practices. By reading contemporary poetry alongside contemporary interdisciplinary theory on aesthetics, affect, power, gender, sexuality, and racial assemblages, this course will aim to foster written and spoken spaces of cross-disciplinary contact in order to experiment with new methods for producing theory and knowledge.

Catalog Description: 
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 14, 2017 - 2:47pm