An interdisciplinary seminar that considers crowds, collectivities, mobs, and masses to question how social relationships reflect, re-imagine, and unsettle power arrangements. Takes up crowd psychology (Gustave LeBon, Sigmund Freud), political theory (Ernesto Laclau, Frederich Engels), literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Ahdaf Soueif) and history (Hippolyte Taine).
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