Politics, Violence & Myth: From Antiquity to the Present

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Politics, Violence, Myth
Fall 2022
Taught By: Federico Finchelstein
Section: A

CRN: 11247

Credits: 4

This course addresses the role of myth from antiquity to the contemporary world. It especially focuses on the relationship between political myth and the emergence of modern military dictatorships, authoritarian and/or fascist politics and violent repression and racism as well its later role in revolutionary, populist and democratic politics in Latin America and Europe. The recent history of populism and racism in the United States will also be analyzed in this context.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:40pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022