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Fall 2019 Comparative Literature & Society GU4145 section 001

Call Number 20191
Day & Time
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
1102 International Affairs Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor and Department
Instructor Diane Rubenstein
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description The election of President Donald Trump has renewed interest in the examination of fascism- as an ideology, as a political movement and as a form of governance. Our inquiry into the nature of fascism will primarily focus on Western European cases- some where it remained an intellectual movement (France), and others such as Italy and Germany where it was a ruling regime. Fascism will be discussed in many dimensions- in its novelty as the only new “ism” of the twentieth century, in its relation to nascent technology (radio and film), its racial and gendered configurations, in its relation to (imperialist) war. We will explore the appeal of this ideology to masses and to the individual. Who becomes a fascist? What form of inquiry provides the best explanations? Can art- literature and film- somehow render what social science cannot? Can fascism outlive the century in which it was born and occur in the 21st century?
Web Site Vergil
Department Comparative Literature and Society, Institute for
Enrollment 9 students (20 max) as of 5:02PM Friday, February 28, 2020
Subject Comparative Literature & Society
Number GU4145
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193CPLS4145W001

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