ENGL 4992

ENGL 4992

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This seminar considers the points of intersection between theories of affect, emotion, and sexuality in recent queer and feminist thought, and the set of critical and cultural developments that has come to be called the "nonhuman turn." We will explore contemporary critical attention to the agential, sensory and cognitive capacities of the non-human, considering how this body of work reconfigures the relations between human and nonhuman worlds, and the more flexible and nuanced accounts of "nature" and "environments" that they make possible. At the same time, we will examine how the radically expanded ethos of being-in-common proposed by the non-human turn operates alongside the structures and histories of dehumanization to which and feminist, queer and critical race theory have drawn our attention.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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  • 17023ENGL 4992  SEM 101

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