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to participate in oral discussions, which will serve as a basic criterion for assessment of a student's knowledge of reading/visual materials. The participation in oral discussions during the class is strongly encouraged. - Issue writing. After each class, students will be given with a task to write an issue essay, which is to be submitted before the next class. Issue essays will be centered around a certain issue discussed in class in connection with the reading/visual material prepared for the class and will have a word limit. - Comparative writing. After the end of each of three blocs, students will be given with a task to write an essay, in which they will have to compare and contrast all the reading/visual materials of the previous study bloc. Comparative essays will be based both on texts/images and issues discussed in class and will have a word limit. All homework assignments are to be submitted on time before the deadline. Written assignments will be checked against plagiarism. If a student gets a zero grade for at least one homework assignment or is caught up in plagiarism, she/he will not be allowed to sit a ﬁnal exam. The grade for homework assignments will represent 50% of the ﬁnal grade. Final exam will be in form of a comparative essay. Each student will have to compare and contrast the reading/visual materials from all the three study blocs (one literary text, one image and one philosophical text) and explain several issues discussed in class. Final exam will not have a word limit, but will have a time limit. No electronic devices will be allowed during the exam. Any use of an electronic device and/or Internet will end up in the disqualiﬁcation of a student from the exam and the course. The grade for the ﬁnal exam will account for the 50% of the ﬁnal grade. If a student gets a zero grade for the ﬁnal exam, she/he gets a zero ﬁnal grade. Course Description : The lecture course discusses the issue of violence in the context of anglophone classic literature, visual arts (ﬁne arts, photography, conceptual art and performance art) and contemporary political philosophy. The lecture course consists of three study blocs : - Bloc 1 (Sessions 1-4) aims to familiarize students with the main principles of working with a literary text. It will explain different techniques
of commenting a text, placing it in a historical context, highlighting main ideas and formulating analytical questions. - Bloc 2 (Sessions 5-8) seeks to teach students to analyze images, installations and performances. It will demonstrate various approaches of looking at the visual material, examining its contents and connecting it with broader socio-political context. - Bloc 3 (Sessions 9-12) allows students to dwell upon various salient political issues through the prism of contemporary philosophical texts. It will deal with the peculiarities of reading an academic text, deﬁning research concepts, analyzing scienctiﬁc terms, debating and arguing upon a speciﬁc point in a philosophical discussion. Although the phenomenon of violence will be at the center of all the three study blocs, the lecture course will be accompanied by or linked with a number of other issues in the context of each selected piece of reading/visual material. All three blocs aim to teach students to analyze texts and images by means of close reading, issue writing and a method of comparison. They will develop such skills, as the ability to reason and argue, formulate and present ideas, compare and contrast different points of view, participate in oral discussions and advance in structured thinking. The lecture course comprises of twelve in-class study sessions and is offered in English on a biweekly basis. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
CONFÉRENCE DE LECTURE
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Matthieu VERNET (Professeur agrégé). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Selon la charte de l'ensei