tbd “Lunatics, Lovers, Poets: Obsessive Minds in Romantic and Victorian Verse”
Focusing on the long nineteenth century, we will examine how major Anglo-American poets treat the complex relationship between madness, passion, and genius. Additional readings in philosophy and psychoanalysis.
tbd “The Holocaust”
This course expands the knowledge of the Holocaust by including experiences of Eastern European Jewry and by discussing recent historiographical debates in the field such as “ordinary men,” perpetrators, and collaboration.
tbd “Mexico and the World from Cortes to Cartels”
This course places Mexican history within the context of world history, emphasizing Mexico’s role in international commerce, politics, and intellectual and artistic movements from conquest to the 21st century.
tbd “Colonial Lives: Individuals in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850”
This course traces the emergence of the Atlantic World, 1600-1850, through the lens of biography. Major themes include European colonization, cross-cultural encounters, slavery
and trade, imperial warfare, and political revolutions.
tbd “Politics, Society, and Economics in the Age of the Renaissance
This course will focus on long-distance trade in order to investigate the development of a proto-capitalist system, urbanization and national monarchies in Western-Europe from the outbreak of the Black Death (1347) to the eve of the Reformation (1517).
tbd “Disability in the 20th Century America: Rights, Restrictions, Reproduction”
Topics of biological, social and cultural models of disability and difference will be discussed. Puts debates over disability rights, professional power, reproductive technology and social movements in the context of 20th century US history.
150.322 “Emotion, Mind and Morality”
Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini
In this course, we will investigate a number of important philosophical questions about the normative structure of emotions and their role in moral cognition by surveying some of the classic works in philosophy.
191.324 “International Relations of Security and Development”
This course examines how the politics of security and development shape relations between the “global North” and “global South,” engaging both historical and contemporary debates around intervention, humanitarianism, and development.
191.359 “Size Matters: Small, Medium, and Large States in Global Politics”
This course explores whether size is a determinant of foreign policy, security calculus, democratic or authoritarian proclivity, and success in global political economy.