English N166

Special Topics: Freud, Marx, Nietzsche

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Spring 2013 Ring, Joseph
TTh 3:30-5 note new room: 170 Barrows

Book List

Freud, Sigmund: Beyond the Pleasure Principle; Freud, Sigmund: Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria; Freud, Sigmund: Sexuality and the Psychology of Love; Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams; Karl Marx, and Frederick Engels: The German Ideology; Marx, Karl: The Eighteenth Brumaire; Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life; Nietzsche, Friedrich: On the Genealogy of Morals


Graphic novel is often defined as “a single-author, book-length work, meant for a grown-up reader, with a memoirist or novelistic nature, usually devoid of superheroes.” Many comic artists, however, ridicule the term as a pretentious and disingenuous attempt to rebrand comics in order to elevate their cultural status. We will examine the definitions, history, and diverse forms of graphic narratives in the U.S.

This course will be taught in Session D, from July 8 to August 15.

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