H548D, Graduate Seminar in Historiography
This course offers an introduction to how the discipline of history has developed and where it stands, for the most part moving from the semantically straightforward to the more complex, and focusing largely on two vexing problems – interpretation and culture, and power and violence, and how these two problems demand interrogations of the categories of race, class, gender, and modernity. Along the way, we will delve into a variety of other disciplines and sub-
We begin with an overture comprised of two texts, one literary and the other historical, which, though they antedate the post-
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From the French film, “Benito Cereno” (1967)