Course syllabus. Schedule and general guidelines for participating in the course.
Twitter stream for the course. Contains reminders about upcoming events, links to content about related topics, and pointers to electronic copies of documents distributed in class. Don't want to sign up for Twitter? You can always come back here and check for updates.
Students who need to switch presentation dates should let me know at least a week in advance, unless the need for a switch is motivated by a sudden catastrophe. The current schedule is:
14 January: Hannah Atkinson's presentation on parts I and II of Foucault's History of Sexuality, vol. 1
19 January: Patrick Mooney's presentation on part III of Foucault's History of Sexuality, vol. 1
28 January: Steenalisa Tilcock's presentation on part IV of Foucault's History of Sexuality, vol. 1
4 February: Christine Hamlin's presentation on part V of Foucault's History of Sexuality, vol. 1
9 February: Suzanne Becker's presentation on the introduction and part 3 of Agamben's Homo Sacer
16 February: Cassandra Miasnikov's presentation on the introduction and first part of Butler's Gender Trouble
23 February: Alyssa Evans's presentation on the second essay (Violence, Mourning, Politics) of Butler's Precarious Life
23 February: Korrin Alpers's presentation on the fourth essay (The Charge of Anti-Semitism) of Butler's Precarious Life
3 March: Calvin Davison's presentation on the first chapter of Esposito's Bíos
8 March: Rose Spanbock's presentation on Mbembé's Necropolitics
Whiteboard snapshots. I try to capture whatever gets written on the board at the end of the day. Alas, my phone is not much of a camera; and, alas, these are removed from the context of the conversations that generated them and therefore rather decontextualized.
My own notes: These are often rather cursory, and we often wind up talking about other things when we all get into the same room; I prefer to let you pursue your own literary, theoretical, and practical interests when possible. These notes are just what I've prepped ahead of time.