This course comparatively reads the melodramas of Douglas Sirk, Todd Haynes, and Ranier Werner Fassbinder alongside the concept of dispositif (apparatus, or concrete social formation) in the social theory of Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben.
This 10-week course studies the relation between pornography and thought in a historical, cross-cultural, and comparative context.
This course studies the cultural life of the city from its days as a Spanish settlement named Yurba Buena to the present. It treats the historical and cultural life of the city as coextensive with modernity (modern capitalist development, including "progress" and its ideologies, which we generally refer to today as globalization). Because the city of SF is bound-up with modernity, it is something that is still happening, something that we are all participating in and working through. This course thinks the city as a history of the present.
Please confirm you want to block this member.
You will no longer be able to:
This action will also remove this member from your connections and send a report to the site admin.
Please allow a few minutes for this process to complete.