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BHUM 1650A - Discipline and Fornication

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course explores how disciplinary practice and theory negotiate perceived transgressions and thereby establish, refine, and revise the institutions (from the patriarchal family all the way to academic disciplines) characteristic of European cultures. Critically engaging with specific texts, which it situates in both an institutional and a theoretical context through lectures, discussions, and written assignments, the course traces some of the ways in which the terms “discipline” and “fornication” are connected and thus sheds light on the processes that, today, determine what we mean when we say “gender,” “gay,” “deviant,” etc.


SCHOTT, Nils (Traducteur & PhD, Johns Hopkins)

Additional required reading

  • The Bible (selections)
  • Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (selections)
  • Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education (selections)
  • Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morality (selection)
  • Foucault, History of Sexuality (selections)
  • The Rule of Saint Benedict ; Luther, Large Catechism (selection)
  • Kant, On Education (Introduction)
  • Hegel,