History of Political Thought [Sede VR] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S001232
Name of lecturer
Lorenzo Bernini
Coordinator
Lorenzo Bernini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/02 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem 1B dal Nov 11, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing examples of the contribution that History of political doctrines can give to the critical comprehension of political problems of current affairs. At the end of the course, students will have to prove that they: - accurately know the subjects of the program, - are able to expose them in a consequential and concise way, - have acquired independent judgement.

Syllabus

Course title:
Sex and violence in racist domination: Frantz Fanon
Course content:
1. Firstly, the course will investigate the origin of the main modern political doctrines (absolutism, liberalism, democracy, and socialism) in the social contract theory.
2. Secondly, through Frantz Fanon and Angela Davis, the course will analyze how the point of view of racialized and sexed subjects allows a radical critique of modern political thought and its ontological foundation: the individual.

Methods:
Lectures based on reading and interpretation of the texts and discussions.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Angela Davis Donne, razza e classe Alegre 2018 Soltanto i capitoli XI. Stupro, razzismo e il mito dello stupratore Nero, pp. 221-254; XII. Razzismo, controllo delle nascite e diritti riproduttivi, pp. 255-278. Si raccomanda la lettura della Prefazione di Cinzia Arruzza, pp. 9-20.
Frantz Fanon I dannati della terra Einaudi 2007 Si raccomanda anche la lettura delle prefazioni di Jean-Paul Sartre e Liliana Ellena e degli apparati introduttivi, pp. VII-LIX.
Lorenzo Bernini Le teorie queer: Un’introduzione Mimesis 2017 Soltanto il capitolo I. Teoria critica e filosofia politica, pp. 13-54.
Stefano Petrucciani Modelli di filosofia politica Einaudi 2003 Soltanto le seguenti parti: cap. I. Territori e domande della filosofia politica, pp. 5-30; cap. IV. Il paradigma del contratto, paragrafi 1, 2, 4, 5, pp. 77-88 e 91-113; cap. V. Società civile e stato, par. 6, pp. 157-163; cap. VI. I Concetti della teoria politica, pp. 167-203.
Frantz Fanon Pelle nera, maschere bianche Edizioni ETS 2015 Si raccomanda anche la lettura dell'Introduzione di Vinzia Fiorino, pp. I-XV.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam:
For both attending and non-attending students: oral exam (from January to September 2020).
The students are required to bring the readings at the exam.

The evaluation will be based on:
- pertinence of the answers,
- consequentiality of the arguments,
- ability to think in a personal and independent way.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.