Ideas for Upcoming Readings

An updated, tentative schedule:

  • 1. Jan 30: Hannah Arendt, The Portable Arendt
    • Part 4: Work, Labor, Action
  • 2. Feb 13: Hannah Arendt, The Portable Arendt
    • Part 4: The Public and the Private Realm
  • 3. Feb 27: Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
    • Chapter 9: “The Decline of the Nation State and the End of the Rights of Man”
  • 5. March 26: Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1
    • Part 1: We Other Victorians
    • Part 2: The Repressive Hypothesis
  • 6. April 9: Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1
    • Part 5: Right of Death and Power Over Life
  • 7. April 23: Michel Foucault, Society Must Be Defended
    • Chapter 11: March 17, 1976
    • Course Summary
  • 8. Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Introduction
    • Part 1: “The Logic of Sovereignty”
      • § I The Paradox of Sovereignty
      • §2 ‘Nomos Basileus’
    • Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer
      • Andrew Norris – “Introduction: Giorgio Agamben and the Politics of the Living Dead”
  • 9. Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Part 1: The Logic of Sovereignty
      • § 3 Potentiality and Law
      • §4 Form of Law
      • Threshold
  • 10. Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Part 2: “Homo Sacer”
      • § I Homo Sacer
      • § 2 The Ambivalence of the Sacred
      • § 3 Sacred Life
      • §4 ‘Vitae Necisque Potestas’
  • 11: Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Part 2: “Homo Sacer”
      • § 5 Sovereign Body and Sacred Body
      • § 6 The Ban and the Wolf
      • Threshold
  • 12: Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Part 3: “The Camp as a Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern”
      • § I The Politicization of Life
      • § 2 Biopolitics and the Rights of Man
      • § 3 Life That Does Not Deserve to Live
      • §4 ‘Politics, or Giving Form to the Life of a People’
  • 13: Date TBA: Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Part 3: “The Camp as a Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern”
      • § 5 VP
      • §6 Politicizing Death
      • §7 The Camp as the ‘Nomos’of the Modern
      • Threshold
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