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


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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.234J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. Perreau.

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

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