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Spring 2018-2019
HUM 597 / COM 597 / ENG 593   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Humanistic Perspectives on History and Society - Revolution

Zahid R. Chaudhary
Benjamin Conisbee Baer

Intensive reading of texts of revolution as event, process, rupture, repetition, and metaphor. Worldwide examples considered in terms of a chain of displacements within and across historical time (C17th to contemporaneity; England, USA, France, Haiti, Russia, Mexico, China, Algeria, and beyond). Why and how is revolution different from other radical transformations such as national liberation? What are the openings and where are the dangers in the revolutionary situation, and how have both proponents and opponents of revolution represented them?

Sample reading list:
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Lenin, The State and Revolution
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
Hannah Arendt, On Revolution
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Advanced undergraduates may register for the class with advance instructor permission only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42109 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:15