LIT115 : Darwin, Marx,Freud

Convener(s): Dr. Fabienne Collignon

 

General Information

This course is structured around the writings of Darwin, Marx, Freud. We will consider selections from all three philosophers' writings, such as, for example, Darwin's The Origin of Species; cover key concepts from Marx's work 'commodity fetishism; alienation' and investigate Freud's philosophy of the subject through selected readings from The Interpretation of Dreams, etc. We will dismantle cultural prejudice and engage with, and in, revolutionary thinking. This course will prepare you for modules like Critical Contexts and Critical and Literary Theory but, most importantly,

Teaching

The course will be taught by lectures and seminars structured around the writings of Darwin, Marx, Freud. We will consider selections from all three philosophers' writings, such as, for example, Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle; The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, leading into a discussion on the politicisation of Darwin (e.g., eugenics, social Darwinism and Fascism); cover key concepts from Marx's work,commodity fetishism; alienation ,through sections from Capital and from Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts 1844 and investigate Freuds philosophy of the subject through, amongst others, selected reading from The Interpretation of Dreams and The Ego and the Id.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through:
Weekly MOLE postings: 20%
200 word abstract for research essay: 10%
Research essay (2,000 words): 70%

Contact Details

0114 2220242

f.collignon@sheffield.ac.uk


Information last changed: Monday 20th of March 2017 :: 12:26:15 PM (GMT)

Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.

 

The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK