Mimesis in Theory, Embodied Practice, and Literary Arts
Theoretical exploration of mimesis from Plato and Aristotle to Tarde, Lacan, Girard, Rancière, Lacoue-Labarthe, Butler, Malabou, Cassin, and Latoo. Additional emphasis on mimesis in human and animal development and social / behavioral practice, with interdisciplinary intertexts from fields ranging from neuroscience to genomics. Frequent departures from paradigmatic and empirical evidence to revel in the sensory and intuitive renewal of literary / artistic mimetic agency and apperception. Course taught in French, with occasional sources in English. Flexible language of assignments and English discussion section for graduate students outside of the French field.
ARTHIST 509S, ENGLISH 581S, LIT 507S