2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Critical and Creative Practices with K. Eamon

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Kathleen Eamon 18th and 19th century German idealism, critical theory, psychoanalysis and philosophy
Fields of Study
aesthetics and philosophy
Preparatory for studies or careers in
social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of art.
Description

This is an opportunity for students to work with faculty from a diverse set of disciplines on creative and scholarly projects. Students will come away with invaluable skills in library and archival research practices, visual arts studio practices, laboratory practices, film/media production practices, critical research and writing, and much more. Critical and Creative Practices is comprised of a diverse group of artists, theorists, scientists, mathematicians, writers, filmmakers and other cultural workers whose interdisciplinary fields of study sit at the crossroads between critical theoretical studies and creative engagement.

Kathleen Eamon (social and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of art) has interests in German idealism (Kant and Hegel), historical materialism (Marx, 20 th C Marxists, and critical theory), and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan). She is currently working on an unorthodox project about Kant and Freud, under the working title “States of Partial Undress: the Fantasy of Sociability.” Students working with Kathleen would have opportunities to join her in her inquiry, learn about and pursue research in the humanities, and critically respond to the project as it comes together. In addition to work in Kantian aesthetics and Freudian dream theory, the project will involve questions about futurity, individual wishes and fantasies, and the possibility of collective and progressive models of sociability and fantasy.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day