FALL 2020

EL 595.01 Contemporary Trends in Critical Theory / Posthumanisms: Bodies, Things, Animals and Cyborgs

Instructor: Matthew Gumpert

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After the linguistic turn that radically reshaped critical and literary studies, and radically repositioned the human subject, is it now the time for things to have their turn?  This course discusses recent currents in critical and literary theory that aim to interrogate the concept of the human, and move beyond the traditional humanism which long dominated thinking in the West.  Students in this course will be introduced to new object-oriented / posthumanist schools of thought, from thing theory to new materialism, from animal studies to systems theory, that seek to challenge the hegemony of the human as a static and sovereign category.

SPRING 2021

EL 579.01: Graduate Seminar

Instructor: Başak Demirhan

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EL 590.01: Spc. Stud.: Studies in Modern English Drama

Instructor: Aslı Tekinay

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EL 592.01: Spc. Stud.: Literary Theory II

Instructor: Matthew Gumpert

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EL 594.01: Advanced Topics in English Literature

Instructor: Matthew Gumpert

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