PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities Courses for 2014-2015

Faculty of Humanities

PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities Courses for 2014-2015

Graduate Calendar


Interdisciplinary Research and Writing in the Humanities

The nature and academic requirements of interdisciplinary studies, including research methodologies and resources. Focus on reading, discussion, writing, and the ongoing construction of an interdisciplinary thesis in the Humanities.

  D2   M   1100-1400  PL408  SUESCUN POZAS, M.


Teaching Apprenticeship

Participation in the development and delivery of an undergraduate course under the mentorship of a Brock faculty member. Development of a teaching portfolio.

Note: this course will be evaluated as Credit/No-Credit.


Genre and Cultural Production: Form and Meaning

Genre theory and criticism of cultural productions such as film, television, literature, print, and music.

  D3   T   1100-1400  TH269G  GRANT, B. K.


Feminist Thought: Constructive Revisions of the Canon

Interdisciplinary approach to the role played by feminist thought in examining and reinterpreting central notions that pervade all disciplines, such as identity, individuality, alterity, rationality, knowledge, solidarity, community, engagement. Authors may include Beauvoir, Braidotti, Butler, Cixous, Fraser, Grosz, Haraway, Kristeva, Irigaray, Benhabib, Jaggar, and Ziarek.

  D3   T   1700-2000  TH269G  BRADSHAW, L., SANTOS, C. & DAIGLE, C.


Subjectivity Beyond Postmodern Global Capitalism

An examination of the possibilities of reconstituting subjectivity outside the logic of capitalist identity, through theory and literature. Writers include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Pynchon, RD Laing, Felix Guattari, Giorgio Agamben, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others.

  D2   R   1100-1400  TH269G  SKOTT-MYHRE, H.


Directed Reading

Research course with directed study and regular meetings with a faculty member, covering topics not offered in a designated course, and with permission of the Graduate Program Director.


HUMA 5P04  (also offered as PHIL 5V04)

Critical Theory: Frankfurt School

A consideration of Frankfurt School Critical Theory through an examination of its core thinkers, including, but not limited to: Benjamin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Fromm, Habermas, Honneth. Themes discussed may include: instrumental rationality, domination, Freudo-Marxism, authoritarianism, constellations, ideology, fragmentary discourse, politics and aesthetics.

  D2   R   1900-2200  IC116  COLMAN, A.

HUMA 5V75  (also offered as ENGL 5V75)

Steampunk: Refashioning the Past and Retrofitting the Future

Examination of Steampunk as a literary, visual, fashion and musical movement in popular culture. Focus on ideological issues of nostalgia, technophilia, imperialism, racism and gender.

  D2   T   1700-2000  TH269G  DANAHAY, M.