COML 4618

COML 4618

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The course reads theoretical texts on liberalism, neoliberalism, and corruption in dialogue with science fiction/fantasy narratives, literary and visual. We will study how the aesthetic features of these genres are used to thematize corruption and scandal, and to imagine various forms of transparency, both interpersonal and political. Our goal is to understand how accounts of transparency and corruption in speculative fiction can engage the constitutive categories of liberal political thought, such as freedom, rights, property, progress, autonomy, and legality. Students are advised to read the Song of Ice and Fire series or watch Game of Thrones before class begins. In the last section, students will be asked to select a cultural text for their presentation, and assign part of it as a course reading.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4622

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16481 COML 4618   SEM 101