Western Philosophy, Global Revolution

LIT 684S

Exploration of the concept of revolution as a key engine of social, political, and cultural modernity. We cover literary works and the political philosophy of calls for revolution, from the English Civil War to Occupy and the Zapatistas. Particular emphasis on the French and Russian Revolutions as key critical nodes and touchstones for other major revolutionary struggles (Haiti, 1848, 1968 in worldwide context). Special attention to the philosophy of history.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring