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Cursus: OGMV12010
OGMV12010
Contemporary Cultural Theory: New Materialism
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeOGMV12010
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Geschiedenis en Cultuur;
Contactpersoondr. I. van der Tuin
Telefoon+31 30 2536447
E-maili.vandertuin@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. R. Dolphijn
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. I. van der Tuin
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. I. van der Tuin
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (11-11-2013 t/m 01-02-2014)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-10-2013 t/m 29-10-2013
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
Get students acquainted with new materialism and its uses for the humanities. Key texts will show how we are always in nature and how nature is necessarily cultured, how the mind is always material and how matter is necessarily something of the mind. As opposed to the transcendental and humanist traditions that continue to haunt the humanities and to stir debates within the discipline, the course offers materialist perspectives that travel the fluxes of matter/mind, body/soul, nature/culture.
Inhoud

This course starts from the observation that contemporary cultural theory no longer privileges the side of culture (but focuses on what Donna Haraway has called ‘naturecultures’) and explores both the materiality of products of the mind and of the mind itself. This so-called ‘new materialism’ cuts across several fields included in the humanities. In other words, fields as diverse as media studies and gender studies, Continental philosophy and Analytical philosophy add to the generation of what some scholars would call a paradigm shift in the humanities. In addition, the new materialism allows for a close cooperation of the humanities and the natural sciences. So-called new materialists work on the intersection of humanities and neurophysiology, physics, geology, but also fields such as psychology.

Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
R. Dolphijn and I. van der Tuin (2012). New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies. Open Humanities Press
Kosten materiaal:20,00
Reader
to be announced
Kosten materiaal:25,00
Werkvormen
Seminar

Algemeen
Weekly meetings.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Close reading of selected texts.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Active participation during the seminar sessions.

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Paper
Weging70
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Active participation and final paper.

Deadlines
Final paper to be handed in at the end of the block. Handing in a draft version of the paper is compulsory.

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