Discourses of Identity

Course convenor

András Müllner

Course content

This introductory course explores various theoretical approaches to identity, ranging from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, cultural theory and literature.

Indicative reading

Franz Kafka: Vor dem Gesetz, internet: http://www.textlog.de/32064.html; in English: Before the Law

Marx – Engels: Die deutsche Ideologie, internet: http://www.mlwerke.de/me/me03/me03_009.htm;

in English: The German Ideology, internet: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/

Ferdinand de Saussure: Cours de linguistique général; in English: Course in General Linguistics

Sigmund Freud: A Note on the Unconscious in Psycho-Analysis

Stuart Hall: The Question of Cultural Identity.”  Hall, D. Held, and T. McGrew (eds.): Modernity and its Future, Cambridge: Polity, 1992,  274-316.

Michel Fouacult: The Subject and the Power, in Hubert L. Dreyfus – Paul Rabinow: Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Chicago: Chicago UP, 1988, 208-226.

Edward Said: Between Worlds, London Review of Books, Vol. 20, No. 9, 7. May, 1998.

Joseph Conrad: Amy Foster, internet: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/495

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