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CHID 390 A: Colloquium in the History of Ideas

"Knowing the City: From Poetics to Political Economy"

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
THO 325
SLN: 
12198
Instructor:
Keith Harris

Additional Details:

"KNOWING THE CITY: FROM POETICS TO
POLITICAL ECONOMY"
OUR READINGS AND DISCUSSIONS THIS
QUARTER WILL REVOLVE AROUND THE
QUESTION, "HOW CAN ONE 'KNOW' A
CITY?" A PRIMARY CONCERN OF OURS
WILL BE EXPLORING THE TENSIONS
BETWEEN WHAT KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE
HAVE HISTORICALLY 'COUNTED' AS
KNOWLEDGE OF CITIES AND
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR
UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING, AND
EXPERIENCING URBAN SPACES. AS THE
TITLE OF THE COURSE SUGGESTS, WE
WILL INVESTIGATE CITIES FROM THE
PERSPECTIVES OF BOTH POETICS AND
POLITICAL ECONOMY, BUT THIS
ALLITERATIVE COUPLE DOES NOT
EXHAUST OUR TOOLKIT. WE WILL ALSO
INTERROGATE URBAN KNOWLEDGE
PRODUCTION VIA AFFECT, QUEER,
FEMINIST, AND CRITICAL THEORY,
NARRATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL WRITING
AND FILM, URBAN GEOGRAPHY AND
PLANNING, AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE
AND MEDIA STUDIES.

Catalog Description: 
Investigates the theoretical and practical problems of interpretation and knowledge production in a topic chosen by the instructor. Primarily for majors. Prerequisite: CHID 101.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:11pm
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