SCLA 5P01: Comparative Critical Theory in Literature and the Arts
Prof. Corrado Federici
Contemporary approaches to texts of various types, discursive and aesthetic traditions, possibilities and problems arising from comparative studies. Theories of translation and adaptation.
SCLA 5P02: Comparative Methodologies
Prof. David Fancy
Applications of critical theory to the interdisciplinary study of theatre, visual arts and music.
SCLA 5P03: Critical Theory and the Arts
Prof. David Fancy, Prof. Brian Power, Prof. Derek Knight
An examination of the modes of production, reception and analysis of art from its inception to its cultural, institutional or ideological transformation. Workshop format.
Note: field trips may be required.
SCLA 5P75: Advanced Studies in Aesthetics
Prof. David Fancy
An in-depth examination of a specific aesthetic question explored by artists and thinkers of a specific time period. Questions may include: the function of art, art as representation, the role of theory in the production of art, the role of art in the development of theory.
SCLA 5P83: Graduate Seminar in Political Theory
Prof Leah Bradshaw
A comparison of important and opposing contemporary approaches to the interpretation of major texts or issues in political theory. Core seminar.
(also offered as POLI 5P83)
HUMA 7P52: Feminist Thought: Constructive Revisions of the Canon
Prof. Christine Daigle, Prof. Cristina Santos, Prof. Leah Bradshaw
Interdisciplinary approach to the role played by feminist thought in examining and reinterpreting central notions that pervade all disciplines, such as identity, individuality, alterity, rationality, knowledge, solidarity, community, engagement. Authors may include Beauvoir, Braidotti, Butler, Cixous, Fraser, Grosz, Haraway, Kristeva, Irigaray, Benhabib, Jaggar, and Ziarek.
SCLA 5F91: Major Research Essay