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Therapies of Art and Literature from Antiquity to Early Modern Europe
W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Merback, Mitchell (Mitchell)
Therapies of Art and Literature from Antiquity to Early Modern Europe AS.010.615 (01)
This seminar examines the myriad ways artists and writers geared their work toward the therapeutic healing of mind, body, and soul, and the role images and texts could play in programs of individual and collective transformation. Taking as our point of departure the ancient tradition of spiritual exercises and inner dialogue, Petrarch's therapy of the passions, and the revival of consolatory letters, we will consider how the Christian artist could invest their work with medicinal, magical, sacramental, or spiritual efficacies, and even take on the mantle of a "physician of souls." Intersections with the histories of medicine and religion will lead us to the ways natural medicine and the thaumaturgical practices associated with pilgrimage could be transposed into the arena of spiritual therapy. Featured authors include Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, Augustine of Hippo, Boethius, Petrarch, Michel Foucault, Pierre Hadot, and Allain de Botton; artists include Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and many others.
Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Merback, Mitchell (Mitchell)
Room: Gilman 177
Seats Available: 2/6
Th 3:00PM - 4:50PM
Colloquium AS.140.642 (01)
Reports by faculty, students, and invited speakers.
Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 4:50PM
Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
Seats Available: 39/40
Non-human Agency in Science, Medicine, and Technology Studies
Th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Non-human Agency in Science, Medicine, and Technology Studies AS.140.683 (01)
Studies of non-humans repeatedly challenge the assumption that agency is an exclusively human prerogative. We not only witness animals scheme and carry out their plans, be also experience interaction with non-animate objects as if they had will and capacity to manipulate us. What is the relationship between anthropomorphization and agency? What does our attribution of agency to objects say about our understanding of agency as an analytical category? How do we integrate non-humans into our investigation of human activity? In this course we will explore studies of non-human agency in history, sociology, and anthropology of science, medicine, and technology. Learning from authors such as Donna Haraway, Anna Tsing, Bruno Latour, Sherry Turkle, Lucy Suchman, Cynthia Breazeal and others, we will examine human relationship with companion species, vermin, mycelium, humanoids, digital technologies, and others.
Days/Times: Th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
Room: Gilman 300
Seats Available: 6/8
Histories of Reproduction
W 11:30AM - 1:30PM
O'brien, Elizabeth, Turner Bryson, Sasha
Histories of Reproduction AS.140.685 (01)
While there is a vast literature on reproduction in a global context, this course will focus on the arc of what we might call decolonial histories of reproduction—those that center issues of justice, freedom, intimacy, and agency, as well as cultural negotiation, conflict, and change. Students will write critical histories of reproduction, with attention to the ways in which reproductive politics interface with institutions that exert hegemonic, racialized, gendered, and ableist forms of state power and colonial power. We will also appreciate the ways in which reproduction interacts with other—non geographically-bound, non-institutionalized, and non-state mediated—forms of biopolitical power. We will analyze how the historiography has evolved over time and discuss future directions in the field.