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sant différents faits et expériences paroxystiques, dans lesquels il se manifeste de façon privilégiée. Cela nous conduira ensuite à nous interroger sur les conditions de possibilité de l'existence du mal politique : qu'est-ce qui, en l'homme, est susceptible de rendre compte d'un tel fait ? Et peut-on vraiment en rendre raison ou toute tentative de mise en discours – c'est-à-dire également d'explicitation, voire de justiﬁcation – du mal politique n'est-elle pas vouée à l'échec ? C'est, pour ﬁnir, à la pensée d'un au-delà du mal politique (et du mal tout court) que nous chercherons à faire droit. Lectures principales demandées : à déﬁnir.
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. - Block 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 sci177
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Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Elena SIDOROVA (Doctorante). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The grading policy of this course is based on the logic of cumulative grading. To get a grade, a student will have to submit all homework assignments (50% of the grade) and sit a ﬁnal exam (50% of the grade). The presence in class is obligatory. Punctual arrival is recommended. Homework assignments will have to be prepared for each class in advance and will include the following components : - Close reading. Each student is obliged to read a text or get acquainted with an image before the class. During the class, each student is supposed 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 g