Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
are the categories of “woman,” “man” and “other” embodied ? What contemporary and historical body politics shape how different bodies are perceived, valued and controlled ? This course will study the body as the container and expression of the self, as the target of shifting race, gender, class and sexual meanings and struggles, as the product of complex social processes including culture, science, medicalization, objectiﬁcation, commodiﬁcation and globalization. Readings will be at the intersection of literature, theory, politics and science. This course is a seminar, which means that it is based mostly on class discussion. This requires that you come prepared to think critically, articulate ideas coherently, and respect the diversity of experiences and perspectives of others. Bibliography : Simone de Beauvoir, excerpts from "The Second Sex" (1949) ; Judith Butler, “Sex and Gender in Simone de Beauvoir's "Second Sex”, Yale French Studies (1986) ; Judith Butler, excerpts from "Bodies That Matter" (1993) ; Hélène Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa” (1976) ; Michel Foucault, "The History of Sexuality" (1976) ; Donna Haraway, excerpts from "Simians, Cybords, and Women : the Reinvention of Nature" (1990) ; Luce Irigaray, "This Sex Which Is Not One" (1985) ; Thomas Laqueur, excerpts from "Making Sex. Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud" (1990) ; Adrienne Rich, poems from "The Dream Of A Common Language" (1978) ; Joan Riviere, “Womanliness As A Masquerade” (1929) ; Joan Scott, “Gender : A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” (1986) ; Eve Sedgwick, “Queer and Now”, in Tendencies (1993) ; Jeanette Winterson, "Written on the Body" (1994). Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SHAKEN AND STIRRED ! STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Olivier CHOPIN (Responsable pédagogique - DES SciencesPo), Benjamin OUDET. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course Description : The general purpose of this course is to provide the students with the intellectual tools and knowledge to assess the 'inevitably difﬁcult challenge', faced by the US Government, and especially by the leaders of the intelligence establishment, 'of balancing intelligence and security needs against fundamental commitments to constitutional government and human liberty' (Russel A. Miller, US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy, Routledge, 2008). This course regards the study of intelligence issues as a counterpart of other International Relations, Foreign and Defense Policies courses. It focuses on three things : concepts, paradigms, schools of thought and on the US “national” perception of intelligence ; some speciﬁc contemporary and operational issues such as state secrecy, intelligence in the policy-making process and the question of politicization ; some ethical paradoxes regarding covert action and more generally the political challenges western Governments are facing regarding intelligence activities. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SOCIAL CODES : JANE AUSTEN & KAZUO ISHIGURO
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Laurence CHAMLOU (Maitre de conférences). Pedagogical format : Seminar Pedagogical method : Séminaire Course Description : Social codes are the centre of many British novels. Some focus on transgression and others on oppression, but each time a whole world is depicted, with barriers and dreams. 661