Great Books of the 19th & 20th Centuries

GRBK 2600. "Great Books of Radical Thought:
Revolution, Evolution, Mind, and ‘Man’ "

Prof. Helena Feder, Associate Professor of English
FC:HU (82739) MW 2:00-3:15, Bate 1017. Cross listed with ENGL 4000

radical, adj.
Of or relating to a root or to roots …fundamental to or inherent in the natural processes of life, vital … Esp. of change or action: going to the root or origin; touching upon or affecting what is essential and fundamental; thorough, far-reaching.
Polit. Advocating thorough or far-reaching political or social reform …

In this course we will read several great books of radical thought of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, and see how these texts inform current cultural theory and criticism (particularly Marxist, ecocritical, psychoanalytic, and feminist criticism). In addition to an introduction to theory reader, we will examine several foundational works, including Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, excerpts from Darwin’s Origins of Species and Descent of Man, Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents, and excerpts from Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. We will also read a novel and examples of critical essays informed by these radical texts.

CLAS 2220 Great Works of Greek Lit.

J. Stevens  83607. 001 TTh 11-12:15  Bate 1016

CLAS 3300 Ancient Greek Culture & Civ.

L. Ellison  83609. 001 TTh 2-3:15  B D304

ENGL 2100 Major British Writers

T. Douglass  82342. 001 TTh 9:30-10:45  Bate 1001

ENGL 2200 Major American Writers

H. Feder  85850. 601 WWW  WWW

ENGL 3080 Shakespeare: Comedies

M. Montgomery  82550. 001 TTh 12:30-1:45  Bate 1010

ENGL 3090 Shakespeare: Tragedies

D. Wilson-Okamura  82551. 001 MWF 10-10:50  Bate 1001

HIST 3405 History of Ancient Greece to 146 BC

F. Romer  83120. 001 TTh 11-12:15  Rawl 207

PHIL 3331 Modern Philosophy

J. Newhard  81998. 001 TTh 11-12:15  B D306

POLS 2070 Intro to Political Theory

N. Spalding  80128. 001 MWF 12-12:50  B C101

RELI 2695 Intro to the Old Testament

K. Dawson  82328. 001 TTh 11-12:15  B D101

RELI 2696 Intro to the New Testament

L. Johnson
82163. 001 TTh 12:30-1:45  B D111
82164. 002 TTh 2:00-3:15  B D307

RUSS 3220 19th Cent. Russian Literature

E. Murenina  84710. 001 TTh 11-12:15  Bate 2003

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