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Body, Affect and Society - YBAJ192
Anglický název: Body, Affect and Society
Zajišťuje: Program Liberal Arts and Humanities (24-SHVAJ)
Fakulta: Fakulta humanitních studií
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (10)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Courses available to incoming students
Neslučitelnost : YMGS627
Je neslučitelnost pro: YMGS627
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Anotace -
Poslední úprava: Bc. Veronika Kučabová (03.06.2022)
This course introduces students to interdisciplinary social scientific scholarship of bodies, affect and society. We explore how bodily materiality is shaped by societal norms and practices and is active and indispensable for modes of disidentification, refusal and acting otherwise. The course will examine modalities of bio- and necropolitics and focus on alternative approaches to a pervasive body-mind divide through examining the mutual constitution of reason and emotion, body and society, flesh and signification. How are bodies sexed, gendered and racialised? What are methods to research and represent bodies and affects, including what might be unavailable to verbalisation? Inspired by the method of memory work, students will also experiment with writing from the body.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

1. to develop a critical appreciation of bodies as relational, active, open, material and discursive

2. to understand and apply different conceptual approaches to the body (e.g. post-structuralist, phenomenological, new materialist)

3. to attune your bodily sensorium to smells, sounds, movements and fleeting gestures and what they tell about the social

4. to experiment with creative writing of the body and what affects can do  

6. to foster teamwork, collaboration and constructive criticism

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

This course will be divided between short introductions and a discussion of weekly required readings. Class discussions will be prepared by small group of students who will meet online with the class teacher before class and will be responsible for this session.

You will have two shorter writing tasks and a group presentation.

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

A full course syllabus will be distributed in the first week of class.

1. Embodiment and disidentification
2. Body performativity
3. Somatechnics, body assemblages, body-environments
4. Affect and the sociality of pain
5. Biopolitics and slow death
6. Chemical infrastructures and the politics of breathing
7. Eating bodies
8. Bodily transformations
9. Sounds and sentiment: Sighing, laughing, crying
10. Dying and hospice-tality

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Dagmar Lorenz - Meyer, M.A., Ph.D. (20.09.2022)

Assessment will be continuous and includes individual and group work through the semester. Instead of a final exam students will write a final paper, individually or in pairs.

Individual work:

Ø  Active participation in weekly class discussions: 25 %

Ø  Short concept paper (600 words): write about a concept from the course readings that you find interesting: where does it come from, how is it defined, what does it allow us to do? Due in week 7 10%

Ø  Creative writing paper/memory work (600 words): write in the third person about an autobiographical body experience, that we will anonymise and examine in small groups. Due in week 5 10%

Group work (in small groups of 2-4 students)

Ø  Choose a session that you want to run: prepare a summary of the main course reading (500 words) and 3-4 questions for class discussion: 10%

Ø  Group Presentation on the creative writing and concepts: recompose one of the creative writing papers – analyse it from perspectives of the course (in week 12 and 13): 10%

Ø  Final paper: analyse and expand the group presentation, or a course topic of your choice, drawing on further readings and at least two main readings (2000 words individually or 3500 words in pairs) due 26 January 2023: 35%  

Studijní opory -
Poslední úprava: Bc. Veronika Kučabová (03.06.2022)

Ahmed, Sara (2014 [2004]) The Cultural Politics of Emotions, second edition, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Butler, Judith (1999 [1990]) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Perversion of Identity, second edition, New York: Routledge.

Feld, Steven (2012[1982] Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression, third edition, Durham: Duke University Press.

Gunaratnam, Yasmin (2013) Death and the Migrant: Bodies, Borders and Care, London: Bloomsbury.

Hird, Myra (2004) Sex, Gender and Science, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Munoz, Jose E. (1999) Disidentifications: Queers of Colour and Performance of Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Scarry, Elaine (1985) The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Skeggs, Beverly (1997) Formations of Class and Gender, London: Sage.

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