The Self and Its Others

ICT3743HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores the notion that subjectivity is not merely given but produced through an encounter with society, language, and other selves, and explores the ethical and political consequences of this possibility. We will examine the construction of ethnic, religious, racial, and gendered difference, the forces that have constituted them as “other” instead of “same,” and the consequences this has for the construction of the self and its obligations and responsibilities. We will set up the theoretical issues by reading Kant, Sophocles, Hegel, and Levinas, but will focus especially on readings from Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Luce Irigaray, and Gayatri Spivak.

AD students enrol in ICT6743HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Instructors: Shannon Hoff
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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