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ENGL 9900 PhD Seminar: 18th Century Materialisms (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course introduces students to key concepts in the emerging field of New Materialisms and it explores the relevance of those concepts in an eighteenth-century context. Thus we will be seeking connections between the questions currently raised by new materialist scholars and the eighteenth-century canon. Possible eighteenth authors include Cavendish, Defoe, Pope, Swift, Goldsmith, and Cowper. In addition, we may read: Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Jane Bennett, Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad, Diane Coole and Samantha Frost, Bruno La Tour, and Timothy Morton. The written work will consist of one short and then one longer, conference-length paper.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the Theory Requirement

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17