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COLT 70: Special Topics: Literature and Other Disciplines

Spring 2012:   Mladek (2)

Marx-Nietzsche-Freud: Revolution and Its Discontent

Only a few authors have had such an impact on culture, politics and literature as Marx, Nietzsche and Freud. All three thinkers investigate the precarious position of the subject in modern civilization and highlight the domination of bodies through a triangle of ideology, morality and the law. Marx's specters, Nietzsche's Overman, and Freud's death drive resist this insidious triangulation. This introductory course's readings will focus on the core texts of Marx, Nietzsche and Freud.

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