Brains, Everywhere

GSF 350

Over the last three decades we have witnessed the speedy rise of the 'neurosciences,' an historical event characterized by some 'neuro-cultures' and 'neuro-subjects.' In this course we will track this history and ask what change in meaning might 'neuro' effect in the disciplines that were previously 'neuro'-free. If there is a neuro-turn in the humanities and social sciences, what is it that's 'turning'? We will consider the centrality of brain research in these discussions to ask questions about the meaning of 'personhood/subjectivity,' 'human/post human,' 'mind/body,' 'self/ego,' and 'emotion/affect.'
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • LIT 350
  • LSGS 350
  • NEUROSCI 250
  • ROMST 350
Typically Offered