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Postmodern French Thinkers

Have you heard about the expression “French Theory”? It refers to several French thinkers that questioned the relation between knowledge and power. The course offers you the possibility to understand the emergence of these theories after May 1968 and discuss some of the key-texts of these authors.

The course explores the ideas and key concepts of several French thinkers who characterise the intellectual landscape in and outside France today (e.g. Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Deleuze, Derrida, Onfray...). The humanities are discussed from a transdisciplinary perspective. The seminar discussions will focus on a selection of representative texts in translation.

The course is given at a distance, i.e. the lessons and the examination take place online with the help of a video conferencing service. You are expected to attend these lessons actively. The course is given in English.

You are very welcome to apply for the course!