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POLITICAL SYMBOLOGY
SIMBOLICA POLITICA

Sovereign power and bare life
Il potere e la nuda vita

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Domenico Scalzo it will be communicated at the beginnig of the course
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English German Spanish
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Political Science, Economics and Government (L-36)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course is aimed to the basic comprehension of political symbolics through the study of the character of the homo sacer. The corse wants to introduce students to the political and philosophical comprehension of the lager (concentration camp), as opposite to the city, through the reading an interpretation of suggested books.

Program

Main topics of the course are the following:

  • Power and bare life
  • Mythic violence and divine violence in Walter Benjamin
  • Ideology and terror in Hannah Arendt
  • The concentration camp as the paradygm of the modernity
  • The concentration camp and the order of terror
  • The concentration camp and the issue of the witness

Bridging Courses

none

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The learning achievements and the competences to be acquired are in line with those required by a bachelor in Political Sciences of International Relations. in particular, they are related to the acquisition of knowledge and comprehension of papers that allow to elaborate original ideas into a wider and multidisciplinary research environment. The course help the students to acquire competences and skills in order to deal with new and unconventional topics and to manage complexity. Finally to communicate the acquired competences in a clear and complete way.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teching material will be distributed during the classes or will be uploaded on the online platform.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

frontal lessons and seminars

Attendance

none

Course books

G. Agamben, Homo sacer, Einaudi, Torino 2005

A textbook to be chosen from the following:

G. Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Boringhieri, Torino 1998

W. Sofsky, L'ordine del terrore, tr. it., Laterza, Bari 2004

A textbook to be chosen from the following:

P. Levi, I sommersi e i salvati, Einaudi, Torino 2014

J, Amery, Intellettuale ad Auschwitz, Boringhieri, Torino 2011

Assessment

oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

On appointement (during office hours), The Professor is avaiable to give detailed information about the course and the books to the Non-attending Students. Further information will be uploaded on the online platform.

Attendance

none

Course books

G. Agamben, Homo sacer, Einaudi, Torino 2005

A textbook to be chosen from the following:

G. Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Boringhieri, Torino 1998

W. Sofsky, L'ordine del terrore, tr. it., Laterza, Bari 2004

A textbook to be chosen from the following:

P. Levi, I sommersi e i salvati, Einaudi, Torino 2014

J. Amery, Intellettuale ad Auschwitz, Boringhieri, Torino 2011.

Assessment

oral exam

Notes

The program includes two seminars. The dates will be communicated during the course and uploaded on the online platform.

L'Unione Europea al lavoro by Salvatore Scalzo

Imagine, Conversation, Politics by Walter Bernardini.

There will be two more seminars about the century of genocide held by a Multidciplinary Research Group of the Political and Social Sciences School. Dates will be communicated during the lessons.

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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