Courses: Writing and Social Construction of Subjectivity (COMLH351A01)

Fall 2013

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.

Prerequisites: Anthropology 103 and Anthropology 303

Fulfills: SO I Limit:25

Location

Haverford, Rbts 007

Meeting Times

F 1:30-4:00