Politics, Violence & Myth: From Antiquity to the Present

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Politics, Violence, Myth

Fall 2021

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)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 11:47pm 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 517

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021