ARTH594 - Topics in Contemporary Art: Bodies
Section 301 - SEM
BODIES: Not a history of how the body has been represented. Rather, a partial inventory of corporeal positionalities, in view of elucidating Foucault's contrast between sex and "a different economy of bodies and pleasures." Examples: bodies in collision (Lars vonTrier's Melancholia and excerpts from George Herbert Read); bodies in correspondence (ancient Assyrian sculpture and a film by Alain Resnais); bodies with machines (David Cronenberg's film Crash); bodies to be wary of (Racine, Mme de Lafayette); bodies without organs (Deleuze); the named body (Bourdieu); the psychic body (soma-analysis and the Freudian drive).
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