English CRI 200A - Spring, 2022

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
Time: T 3:10-6:00
Location: 248 Voorhies


This course is designed to enable you to read work in contemporary critical theory. With that aim in view, it sets out to offer a partial overview of key movements and thinkers, from Kant onward, that retain theoretical relevance in the current moment. Readings will include work by GWF Hegel, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Huey Newton, Jacques Derrida, the Combahee River Collective, Gayatri Spivak, Sylvia Wynter, Lauren Berlant, Fred Moten.


Participation and Reading
Weekly discussion posts
Preliminary Paper Proposal
Seminar Paper


Capital Vol1, Karl Marx