Professor Julia Emberley
Winter Half Course.
This course will cover a range of theoretical materials that will allow students to theorize the intersections of biopolitics, violence and the body. Students will read works by Foucault, Agamben, Butler, Stoler, Berlant, Povinelli, Arendt, Zizek, Mmembe, and others. Students will consider questions related to how the body and its physical, emotional, and intellectual attachments are being re-constituted by political and economic forces today. Students will engage in discussions around a range of cultural practices from museum exhibits to literary texts.