ENG691 201801 Graduate

Fall 2018
ENG 691
Applies To: 
Composition Theory: The Politics of Culture

José Cortez

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0069
  • Office: 319 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: not teaching this term; checking email daily
Department Section Description: 

This course will provide an overview of the dominant strands of contemporary theoretical discourse relevant to thinking and writing about the politics of culture. The objective of the course is to provide introductory knowledge in these intellectual discussions and to facilitate their incorporation into work produced at the graduate level. Informed by readings in critical theory and subaltern studies, the course will offer not only an examination of still-pervasive categories such as politics, hegemony, and representation but will also assess the continuing vitality of culture as a category to account for contemporary neoliberal conditions. Course requirements include weekly response papers, active participation, individual class presentations, and a final essay.