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Deleuze and Foucault (12 points)


Leader: Alison Ross

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A reading of selected texts of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. The unit has three parts. (1) The common cultural and theoretical background of French philosophy in the twentieth century. (2) The last writings of Foucault, those he describes as 'genealogy', his writings on prisons and disciplinary power, and his writings on the history of sexuality. (3) Deleuze's 'rhizomatic writings', concentrating on Nietzsche, Sacher von Masoch and A Thousand Plateaus.

Assessment: One essay (9000 words): 100% + or two essays (4500 words each): 50% each

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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