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Fall 2017 Comparative Literature and Society GR6320 section 001
REVOLUTION:FUTURE PAST?

Call Number 86749
Day & Time
Location
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
423 Kent Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Etienne Balibar
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: Application Required. To apply for this seminar, please email sm3373@columbia.edu with your degree program, area of interest, and list any previous courses you've taken with Professor Balibar. Be sure to indicate if you want to be registered for a letter grade or as an R-credit. In the anniversary year of what was called once “The Great October Revolution”, the class will undertake a genealogy and semantic examination of this central category of modern philosophical thought. The general title is borrowed from a collection of essays by Reinhard Koselleck, “Futures Past: on the Semantic of Historical Time”, originally published (in German) in 1979, that includes a seminal essay on the word “revolution” (written in 1968). In the class I will confront the question of typical narratives of revolutionary moments in history (and history itself as a succession of such moments), and the question of antithetic concepts of revolution as social, political, cultural and technological phenomenon (particularly insisting on the competing schemes of transformation and antagonism). Rather than discussing the issue in a deductive manner, the class will be based on accurate readings of classical or more recent texts, which highlight some of the central themes and recurrent dilemmas. It will prepare for a discussion on the possibility of a “revolution in the imaginary of the revolution”.
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Department Comparative Literature and Society, Center for
Enrollment 7 students (15 max) as of 7:38PM Sunday, August 20, 2017
Subject Comparative Literature and Society
Number GR6320
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies , School of the Arts, Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Campus Morningside
Section key 20173CPLS6320G001

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