English 290vn. Violence and Nonviolence

Instructor: Homi K. Bhabha
Terms: Spring Term

Wednesdays, 3-5 pm | Location: Barker 133

Examines representations of violence and related issues of discrimination, minority subjectivity, colonialism and racism, in the work of Morrison, Gordimer, Baldwin, Rushdie, Rich, Naipaul, Coetzee and Rankine. A key aim of the course is to create conversations between the literary, aesthetic and ethical dimensions of representations of violence and the histories and theories of violence as articulated by such thinkers as DuBois, Gramsci, Foucault, Fanon, Kristeva, Coates, and Said, among others. The course will include regular participation in the Mellon Seminar on violence and nonviolence.

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