WGS.234[J] The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945


Class Info

Examines post-WWII French theory. Discusses how theorists such as Lacan, Cixous, Derrida, and Debord were perceived in France and the US. Explores transatlantic intellectual debates since 1989 and the "new" French theory. Topics include: communism, decolonization, neo-liberalism, gender and mass media. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.234[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by B. Perreau.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, WGS.234[J] was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) < MIT site.

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