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Seminar in Theory and Literature: The Illusion of the Individual

POR 550/LAS 550

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From Greek atomism to modern liberalism, the individual has reigned supreme as the organizing principle of meaning. Driven by the rejection of "Western" assumptions, contemporary thought and artistic practice have experimented with forms of collective cognition. The seminar aims to analyze some of these experiments, from the Portuguese-speaking world and beyond, and thus measure whether we are capable of thinking and feeling beyond the prison of the individual, or even without it.
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Section S01