ENGL 6575

ENGL 6575

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Critiques of liberalism have been central not only to leftist or radical visions of politics but also to critical theory (whether in literary studies, law, or political theory). Yet opposition to liberalism has also fueled a rightwing or reactionary politics—and in ways increasingly operative today. This Seminar examines the common ground connecting—and points of divergence between—left and right anti-liberalisms over history and into the present. Readings will investigate the frequents components of anti-liberal critique (whether targeted at capitalism, legal positivism, the state, or individualism); recurring alternatives to liberalism (Romanticism, communitarianism, vitalism); and various shared intellectual touchstones (Schmitt, Marcuse, Nietzsche, Marx). What are the guises of anti-liberalism today, and to what extent does such thinking unite both ends of the political spectrum?

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 7001

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18826 ENGL 6575   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person