Fall 2023 Middle East GR8206 section 001



Call Number 10669
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
208 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Joseph A Massad
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This graduate seminar aims to introduce students to Freud and Freudian Psychoanalysis and the integration of both in critical theory. The main question the seminar aims to study is the formation of identity in psychoanalysis and how it relates to civilization and culture more generally, whether in its gender, sexual, or national configurations. The influence of Social Darwinism and Developmentalism more generally on Freudian psychoanalysis will be discussed as well as the importance of related temporal concepts deployed in psychoanalysis' insistence on the divide between primitivism and culture. We will discuss a number of major scholarly works engaging Freud's theories on all these questions and their relevance to social and cultural analysis.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 5 students (24 max) as of 6:04PM Monday, September 25, 2023
Subject Middle East
Number GR8206
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To GSAS
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233MDES8206G001