Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics— “Critical Ethnic Studies without Guarantees: Thinking with Stuart Hall.”
ETHSTD 250 003 | CCN: 25839
Friday 2:00 pm - 4:59 pm 129 Barrows
This course takes up the work of Stuart Hall, among the most influential scholars in the field of cultural studies and ethnic studies. Preferring contingency and complexity over the limited guarantees of analytical reductionism, Hall’s extensive engagement with cultural, politics, and theory has informed contemporary debates about: identity and difference; race and capitalism; Marxism and deconstruction; nationalism, migration, and diaspora; culture and cinema; authoritarianism, post-colonialism, and neoliberalism. Students are invited to think through the detour of Hall’s theorizing as a way to animate, reconsider and refresh their own intellectual projects.