WiSe 14/15: S-Culture-Gender-Media II:The Human/Animal Divide in Contemporary Literature and Philosophy
Kai Martin Wiegandt
In order to fulfil the requirement of active participation, you will have to write response papers of 400 words to three critical essays that will be made available on Blackboard. The response papers have to be uploaded to Blackboard before the class in which the critical essays will be discussed. Students who do not manage to upload three response papers in time cannot write a final term paper (4000 words) and cannot get credit for the seminar. Each participant is obliged to present minutes of one of the sessions, not exceeding 5 minutes. The order of presentations will be determined at the beginning of the seminar.
Required texts: Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am. Fordham UP 2008. Agamben, Giorgio. The Open: Man and Animal. Stanford UP 2004. Stanley Cavell and others, Philosophy & Animal Life. Columbia UP 2008. J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace. Random House, 2000. J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello. Vintage, 2004.close
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