My first course, Spring 2017 at CIIS

I’ll be teaching my first graduate level course next Spring at CIIS. I have a lot of reading and research to do between now and then.Please do add to my list of books or articles if you have resources relevant to the topic. Speaking of which, poet-activist Drew Dellinger gave me a ton of leads in his PCC Forum talk last night on the links between social justice and cosmology. Video should be posted in a week or so.

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PAR 6472 (3 units) – The Colors of American Philosophy: Pluralism, Pragmatism, and Political Transformation

This course will introduce and examine core thinkers and themes in the American philosophical tradition with a particular focus on the unique importance of pluralism. In line with this focus, course readings will foreground the influences and perspectives of Native Americans, African Americans, and female Americans on this tradition. Course participants will be invited to situate themselves in relation to the themes explored and to present on a relevant text of their choosing that is reflective of their own background. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a conceptual grounding in the diverse histories of American thought in the hope that this grounding is of service to social and political transformation in the present.

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4 thoughts on “My first course, Spring 2017 at CIIS

  1. Congrats Matt! On Feb 11, 2016 6:23 PM, “Footnotes2Plato” wrote:

    > Matthew David Segall posted: “I’ll be teaching my first graduate level > course next Spring at CIIS. I have a lot of reading and research to do > between now and then.Please do add to my list of books or articles if you > have resources relevant to the topic. Speaking of which, poet-activis” >

  2. Trying to catch up on your prolific postings, I’m happy to see that you’ll be teaching such a colorful class next Spring. And I’m surprised by the subject matter. I didn’t know you’ve been keeping Native American studies up your sleeve. Kudos! I was also surprised by the phrase “female American.” Is that a thing people say? It seems like a lot of feminists aren’t super excited about the word “female.” “Woman” and “women” might be preferable, although it’s very much an open question, especially in light of the possibilities for creatively reappropriating ostensibly misogynistic or sexist language…not to mention the tensions between feminism and queer theory regarding these discursive practices. Here’s a little primer on why “female” can be irksome. http://jezebel.com/the-problem-with-calling-women-females-1683808274 Who knows?!

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