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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2004

HIS 383 • Knowledge of History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36040 M
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
GAR 107
MATYSIK

Course Description

This course offers graduate students an opportunity to read thinkers of modern Europe who have influenced the way historians today approach the past. As a course in intellectual history, the readings will pay particular attention to the construction and organization of knowledge, the functions of ideology, and the production of the knowing subject. In the course we will focus simultaneously on close readings and attention to the historical contexts in which intellectual trends develop.

Grading Policy

Seminar Paper: 80% Participation and Response Papers: 20%

Texts

Textbooks (subject to change): G. W. F. Hegel, THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY (excerpts) Robert Tucker, THE MARX-ENGELS READER (excerpts) Max Weber, THE PROTESTANT ETHIC Jürgen Habermas, „TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE AS ŒIDEOLOGY” Friedrich Nietzsche, ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS Michel Foucault, THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY (VOL. 1) or DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH Jacques Derrida, WRITING AND DIFFERENCE Sigmund Freud, INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON PSYCHOANALYSIS Haydn White, METAHISTORY Dominick LaCapra, READING HISTORY, READING TRAUMA (or Eric Santner, Stranded Objects) Slavoj Zizek, ed., MAPPING IDEOLOGY Pierre Bourdieu, HOMO ACADEMICUS

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