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, it will help you become critical, potentially revolutionary, thinkers



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

Contact Details

0114 2220242

Information last changed: Thursday 21st of July 2016 :: 10:40:27 AM (BST)

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