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Spring 2014


sublime, uncanny, imagination, literature, psychology, fiction


Course Description:

In a world in which what counts as knowledge is predominantly restricted to the measurable and the calculable, those elements of human experience which elude and exceed these parameters are often ignored and discounted. In this course, we will examine questions of the sublime, the uncanny, and the speculative as treated in literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy in order to think and write critically about them. Here, we will consider the possible extent to which an openness to such experiences can enrich our lives.


A course designed and taught as graduate instructor for the Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, State University of New York



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