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    Below, please find syllabi for our November 26th discussion and lecture. Typically these resources are posted 2 weeks in advance.

    Theory, Criticism, and Society: 10/2018 – 3/2019
    During this semester, we’ll explore ideas from theory and criticism focusing on art, literature, music, and culture, with the further intention of applying such ideas to the creation and organization of society. Our goal is to deepen our understanding of theory and criticism, and to broaden our perspective of the world we live in—and the possibilities open to us.

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    Lecture syllabus
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    During this discussion, we’ll analyze Sigmund Freud’s essay “The Theme of the Three Caskets.”

    In this essay, Freud contemplates the symbol of the three caskets. We’ll spend the first portion of the discussion understanding Freud’s essay and how it fits within his larger psychoanalytic framework. Noteworthy is how a symbol such as the three caskets can change over time, how it may have multiple referents, and how these referents may only be identifiable and meaningful on an individual basis.

    The second part of our discussion will assume that symbols are dynamic in this way. Today we operate in a symbolically complex environment, not only regarding the sheer number of symbols to interact with and how each symbol evolves at the speed of the internet, but also the diverse interpretive frameworks open to us when it comes to understanding such symbols. Let’s use Freud’s reflections on symbols to interpret our symbolic landscapes of today. What does his analysis have to offer us? Furthermore, what does a psychoanalytic framework have to offer us?

    Pleas read the text in advance to our meeting if possible, however, all are welcome to attend even if it wasn’t possible to read the text in advance. As stated above, the first portion of our discussion will focus on understanding the text.

    Theory, Criticism, and Society: 10/2018 – 3/2019 During this semester, we’ll explore ideas from theory and criticism focusing on art, literature, music, and culture, with the further intention of applying such ideas to the creation and organization of society. Our goal is to deepen our understanding of theory and criticism, and to broaden our perspective of the world we live in—and the possibilities open to us.

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