COML 4948

COML 4948

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The comparative seminar explores pleasure and its relationship with neoliberalism. We will follow adopt an interdisciplinary approach and a historical trajectory, starting with the Ancient world though to the contemporary. Our investigation of philosophical reflections on pleasure and neoliberalism will engage important concepts such as the market, subjectivity, pornography, culture, movie viewing, gender and queerness. We will rethink and theorize how new/old media, literary, and other artistic productions facilitate the expression, the search for, and the achievement of pleasure. Through public speaking (class discussions, student presentation) and deep attention to writing (weekly reaction papers, and a final paper), the students will refine their theoretical, conceptual, and artistic accounts of pleasure and neoliberalism and their mutual imbrication.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 4948ROMS 4948

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17509 COML 4948   SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.