Registration IDCOMLH351A01
Course TitleWriting and Social Construction of Subjectivity
DepartmentComparative Literature
InstructorZolani Ngwane
Time And DaysF 1:30-4:00
Room LocationRbts 007
Additional Course InfoSO I Limit:25
Cross-listed in Anthropology
Prerequisite: Anthropology 103 and Anthropology 303
Enrollment limited to 25 students.
This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of writing as a social institution, personal ritual, cultural artifact and a technology. Beginning with some debates in the social sciences concerning the place of literacy in individual cognitive development and social progress, we will proceed to explore some core assumptions about speech and writing in western thought from Plato to recent French feminist theory. The goal of this course is to offer students a genealogical account of anthropological ways of thinking about the human being as a creative agent and a social subject.
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