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This course explores the global, intellectual history of friendship, in order to illuminate a host of underlying questions: what is the nature of human affection? How have different cultures contended with the power of love to defy gendered conventions? How is friendship mobilized as a political concept? We will consider evolving philosophical definitions of friendship (Aristotle, Ibn Muqqafa, Derrida, Mbembe), legenday literary friendships (Rumi and Shams of Tabriz: Montaigne and La Boetie:Tennyson and Arthur Hallam), and aesthetic portrauals of friendship, from its betrayals in a Soviet gulag (Solzhenitsyn), to its fraught dynamic in a Nazi camp in Mauritius island (Appanah), and its redemptive potential in a Tunisian culture divided by jewish and muslim conflicts (Albou).
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: fluency in French.
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWF McGraw Hall 365
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
Prerequisite: Fluency in French.
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