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ENGL 7755 Derrida and Agamben (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the shared concerns and differences between two important thinkers on themes that center on the question of the political. By close reading carefully selected texts we will see how each author analyzes the structure of sovereignty, the force of law, the state and finally community. The readings will invariably open other issues such as globalization, human rights, war and terror. Students interested in this course but who have not done any previous work on either author should get in touch with me by email.


Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13