Graduate seminar: Life Itself

Engl 226/F&M 252 | UC Santa Barbara | Fall 2009


Course blog for Engl 236/F&M 252: Life Itself
Rita Raley & Bhaskar Sarkar
UCSB (Fall09): Mondays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (with some film screenings Monday evenings)

Office hrs.
Sarkar: T Th 4-5 pm and by appt.
Raley: W 1-3 and by appt.

Course description:  This seminar interrogates “life” beyond its naturalized, self-evident understanding: as a cultural imagination, a social phenomenon, a potentiality that both enables and exceeds its economic and political harnessing. We address four broad topics: biopolitics, biocapital, the new vitalism, and biomedia.


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