Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: HISTORY, POLICIES, PROTECTION
DIRITTI FONDAMENTALI: STORIA, TEORIA E POLITICHE

The genocide in the age of the human rights
Il genocidio nell'età dei diritti umani

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Domenico Scalzo
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English French German
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

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Learning Objectives

The course has the following educational objectives: orient yourself in a theoretical research environment and be familiar with emerging concepts. That means understanding the negative phenomena of politcs and law as violence in politics, violence against law, terror and genocide; identify the connection between politics and denial, between law and violence, develop a first theoretical attempt in the direction of an idea of politics and another use of law that keep behind the effectuality of the questioned matter, i.e. the human rights crisis.

The course aims to provide the student with a critical knowledge of the idea of fundamental rights, as well as the essential instruments in order to embrace the theoretical concepts of main phenomena concerning human rights in contemporary society. The privileged perspective is the genocidal violence.

Program

The course takes place through a series of frontal lessons.

The topic is genocide in the history.

Below some keywords that will be discussed during lessons:

  • Biopolitics of violence, tanatopolitics of violence
  • Ghenos, lineage, identity, community, nation
  • Camp and bare life
  • Ethics of witness
  • The triviality of evil and Responsibility under tyranny

Bridging Courses

nothing

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

Lessons will be frontal and remote at the same time

General seminars on "Political Europe" and "Art and Politics" are planned.

Dates and modalities will be communicated during lectures.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

It will be considered as attending students the ones who will attend the 75/100 of the classes.

Attending students will be asked to be active part during lessons. 

They will be given the opportunity to consider part of the program as optional, thanks to the work done during classes, with a choice between the exam texts, as shown below.

The choice has to be done at the end of the lessons.

A text of your choice between the following two. It is recommended to make the choice at the end of the course

Attendance

It will be considered as attending students the ones who will attend the 75/100 of the classes.

Attending students will be asked to be active part during lessons. 

Course books

Texts of exam:

Domenico Scalzo, Come un tradimento, Argalia, Urbino 2020

(The book is disponible in october by the editor press and bookshops of Urbino)

A choise between this two books:

Giorgio Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1998.

Pier Paolo Portinaro, L'imperativo di uccidere, Laterza, Bari 2017. 

Lectures only:

Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo, edizione a cura di A. Cavaglion, Einaudi, Torino 2012.

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

Assessment

General seminars on "Political Europe" and "Art and Politics" are planned.

Dates and modalities will be communicated during lectures.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

A weekly update of the topics covered in class on the Moodle platform will be provided for the students attending the course.

Attendance

The programm is whole. There is not the choise between the two books us for the attending students

Course books

Texts of exam:

Domenico Scalzo, Come un tradimento, Argalia, Urbino 2020

(The book is disponible in october by the editor press and bookshops of Urbino)

Giorgio Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1998.

Pier Paolo Portinaro, L'imperativo di uccidere, Laterza, Bari 2017. 

Lectures only:

Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo, edizione a cura di A. Cavaglion, Einaudi, Torino 2012.

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

Assessment

General seminars on "Political Europe" and "Art and Politics" are planned.

Dates and modalities will be communicated during lectures.

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