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Philosophy and Literature: Imaginative Thought

This reading group will study the relationship between literature and philosophy through writings of the last century. Through our readings of a variety of philosophical and literary texts – including works of literary modernism, the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and the recent literary category of “theory generation” novels – we will question the persistent hierarchies implicit in discussions of literature and philosophy. In doing so, we will attempt to better understand what philosophy has to say about literature and what literature can say about philosophy.

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Contact kaitlyn [dot] pinder [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Kaitlyn Pinder)
Meetings: Mondays, 3-5pm: 21, 28 January; 4, 11, 18, 25 February; 11, 18 March; 8 April
3610 McTavish St. Room 21-6