Universität Wien FIND

180211 VO Introduction to Feminist Deconstruction (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

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Monday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 09.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Monday 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture takes the basic concepts and methods of Derridian deconstruction as its starting point and provides a critical overview of the current fields of application of deconstruction in the fields of psychoanalysis, literary theory and postcolonial studies – each against the background of queer-feminist theories.
References to the central motives of Western philosophy are one of the most prominent strengths of deconstruction. The course aims to take up this strength and make use of the critical, productive and creative references of deconstruction to deepen the knowledge of the history of philosophy. In this sense, too, deconstruction has always been in use. How can it be applied itself? What do the applications of deconstruction look like?
After an introduction to the figure of deconstruction in Derrida and its application, the lecture is dedicated to concrete fields of political, artistic, literary and literary application of deconstruction in order to make the various strategic figures plastic. Texts by Hélène Cixous, Avital Ronell, Paul B. Preciado, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Anne Dufourmantelle and Trinh T. Minh-ha will be discussed.
By taking up the field of deconstruction, which is currently the subject of much controversy, the VO-L is devoting itself to a central theme in the philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Assessment and permitted materials

For each lecture unit, primary texts are provided on Moodle for preparatory reading. Reading these texts is strongly recommended.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Reading the texts and materials provided on Moodle, e.g. secondary literature, PowerPoint slides of the lecture, etc. Answering the exam questions against the background of the lecture material and the literature presented in the lecture and made available on Moodle.

Examination topics

Written examination: First date: end of January 2020. Three further dates in the following semester will be announced on the Moodle learning platform.
For each examination date, selected units and texts from the lecture programme will be announced.

Reading list

Literature by Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Avital Ronell, Paul B. Preciado, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Anne Dufourmantelle and Trinh T. Minh-ha is available on Moodle.

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