Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DISCUSSION THEMES, CALENDAR, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Note: 
- The following pairs of related topics will be collapsed into one meeting: #3 and #4; #5 and #6; #7 and #8; #11 and #12; #13 and #14. Scheduled dates for the meetings are indicated in parantheses before each topic. 
- Do not overlook the deadlines (in red) for emailing me your short essays, your final project proposals, and your final projects (i.e., final essays).

1. (12 Oct.) Defining Nationalism - Natio and nation, nation vs. ethnic group, nationalism vs. national sentiment, nationalism vs. (national) ideology, nationalism, nation and state, nationalism: good and bad, nationalism vs. chauvinism/xenophobia, nationalism and history.

Mandatory reading:
Hutchinson, J. and A.D.Smith, Nationalism, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, pp. 34-70,76-82, 89-102, 113-131; Hutchinson and Smith, Nationalism (Google Books)

Further reading:
A. Mungiu-Pippidi, Transilvania subiectivă, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 1999, pp. 25-65; (Chapter 2. "Nation and identity in Contemporary Europe" in http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=DF97A4764F3A6218365B8CDA62591B57?doi=10.1.1.120.6344&rep=rep1&type=pdf, pp. 12-35)
Anderson, B., Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, London and New York, Verso, 1990;
Easthope, A., Englishness and National Culture, Routledge, London, 1999;
Snyder, L.L., The Dynamics of Nationalism.Readings in Its Meaning and Development, D.van Nostrand Co.Inc., Princeton etc., 1964;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine. (http://stefanescu-optional.blogspot.com/2009/10/published-in-krytyka-no.html)


2. (19 Oct.) Defining Nationalism - The theories: Romantic-idealist, instrumentalist, contextualist, social-constructivism (invented nations) and the typologies. Nationalism as a fuzzy concept or a cluster of properties.

Mandatory reading:
Anderson, B., Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, London and New York, Verso, 1990, Introduction and Chapter 3

Further reading:
Easthope, A., Englishness and National Culture, Routledge, London, 1999;
Snyder, L.L., The Dynamics of Nationalism. Readings in Its Meaning and Development, D. van Nostrand Co.Inc., Princeton etc., 1964;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

3. (26 Oct.) Nationalism as Discourse: Rhetorical Representations of National Identity - The Performativity of Nationalist Discourse. The tropological types in historical discourse (H. White).

Mandatory reading:
White, H., MetahistoryThe Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1973, pp. 1-42 (http://books.google.com/books?id=v_DqhVZkQ2EC&printsec=frontcover&dq=metahistory#v=onepage&q=&f=false); or H. White - Metahistory download Click on the title (the link in blue) to download the PDF version of the book;
 [foreign students will read Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine (http://stefanescu-optional.blogspot.com/2009/10/published-in-krytyka-no.html)];

Further reading:
Boia, L., Istorie și mit în conştiinţa românească, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000;
Girardet, Raoul, Mituri şi mitologii politice, Ed.Institutului european, Bucureşti, 1997;
White, H., The Tropics of Discourse, The JohnsHopkinsUniversityPress, 1978.

4 (to be collapsed with meeting #3 above) Nationalism as Discourse: Rhetorical Representations of National Identity- The tropology of nationalist discourse. Rhetorical archetypes.

Mandatory reading:
White, H., MetahistoryThe Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, The JohnsHopkins UniversityPress, Baltimore and London, 1973, pp. 1-42;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine;

Further reading:
Marin, N., After the Fall. Rhetoric in the Aftermath of Dissent in Post-communist Times, Peter Lang, 2007;
· Boia, L., Istorie și mit în conştiinţa românească, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000;
Girardet, R., Mituri şi mitologii politice, Ed.Institutului european, Bucureşti, 1997;
White, H., The Tropics of Discourse, The JohnsHopkinsUniversityPress, 1978.


5. (2 Nov.) Nationalism as a (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - I. Radicalism – 1) Radical rhetoric and politics: organizing discourse and collectivities. Political archetypes: Radicalism  the subjective-materialist vision of social life.

Mandatory reading:
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000, pp. 601-610 - articoleleradicalism; radicalii britanici si radicalism filozofic; The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought - download Click on the title (blue link) to download the epub version - study entries for Philosophic RadicalismRadicalismRadicals, British;

or

Heywood, A., Political ideologies. An Introduction, Macmillian Education LTD, 1992, pp. 33-53 and either

Ingrams, R., England. An Anthology, Fontana, London, 1990, pp. 71-87; or
Snyder, L., The Dynamics of Nationalism, Nostrand, Princeton, 1964, pp. 2-9, 56-58, 76-103;

Further reading:
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998; (http://www.scribd.com/doc/2588999/-Doctrine-Politice-coord-Alina-MugiuPippidi)
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

6. (to be collapsed with #5) Nationalism as a (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - I. Radicalism-2) Radical versions of national identity in England and abroad.

Mandatory reading:
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000, pp. 601-610; or
Heywood, A., Political ideologies. An Introduction, Macmillian Education LTD, 1992, pp. 33-53; and either
Ingrams, R., England. An Anthology, Fontana, London, 1990, pp. 71-87; or
Snyder, L., The Dynamics of Nationalism, Nostrand, Princeton, 1964, pp. 2-9, 56-58, 76-103;

Further reading:
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

7. (9 Nov.) Nationalism as a (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - II. Liberalism – 1) Liberal Rhetoric and Politics. Political archetypes: Liberalism  the objective-materialist vision of social life.

Mandatory reading:
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000, pp. 429-438;
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000, pp. 59-98;

Further reading:
Heywood, A., Political ideologies. An Introduction, Macmillian Education LTD, 1992, pp. 15-53;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

8. (to be collapsed with #7) Nationalism as a (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - II. Liberalism – 2) Liberal versions of national identity in Englandand abroad.

Mandatory reading:
Ingrams, R., England. An Anthology, Fontana, London, 1990, pp. 71-87; or
Snyder, L., The Dynamics of Nationalism, Nostrand, Princeton, 1964, pp. 2-9, 56-58, 76-103, 266-270;

Further reading:
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000;
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

9.  (23 Nov.) - In-class discussion of final project proposals. 

10.  (7 Dec.) - Deadline for Final Project Proposals and for short presentations/essays to be submitted by email. )

11. (11 Jan.) Nationalism as (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - III. Anarchism – 1) Anarchist rhetoric and politics. Political archetypes: anarchism - the subjective-idealist vision of social life. The place of anarchism in the 20th century.

Mandatory reading:
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000, pp. 30-36;
Heywood, A., Political ideologies. An Introduction, Macmillian Education LTD, 1992, pp. 193-215;

Further reading:
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000, pp. 31-34, 167-168;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

12. (to be collapsed with #11) Nationalism as (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - III. Anarchism – 2) Anarchist versions of national identity in Englandand abroad.

Mandatory reading:
Ingrams, R., England. An Anthology, Fontana, London, 1990, pp. 71-87; or
Snyder, L., The Dynamics of Nationalism, Nostrand, Princeton, 1964, pp. 2-9, 56-58, 76-103;

Further reading:
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

13. (18 Jan.) Nationalism as (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - IV. Conservatism – 1) Conservative rhetoric and politics. Political archetypes: conservatism  the objective-idealist vision of social life. The place of conservatism in the 20th century.

Mandatory reading:
Miller, D., Enciclopedia Blackwell a gîndirii politice, Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2000, pp. 128-134; and either
Ball, T. and R. Dagger, Ideologii politice şi idealul democratic, Polirom, Iaşi, 2000, pp. 99-124;

Further reading:
Heywood, A., Political ideologies. An Introduction, Macmillian Education LTD, 1992;
Mungiu-Pippidi, A., Doctrine politice. Concepte universale şi realităţi româneşti, Polirom, Iaşi, 1998;
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

14. (to be collapsed with #13) Nationalism as (Dis)course of Action: Political Representations of National Identity - IV. Conservatism – 2) Conservative versions of national identity in Englandand abroad.

Mandatory reading:
Ingrams, R., England. An Anthology, Fontana, London, 1990, pp. 71-87; or
Snyder, L., The Dynamics of Nationalism, Nostrand, Princeton, 1964, pp. 2-9, 56-58, 76-103;

Further reading:
 Ştefănescu, B., On the Discrimination of Nationalisms, in Krytyka no. 11/nov. 1999, Kiew,Ukraine.

15. Nationalism and the Politics of Postmodernity
Liberal modernity. Anarchic modernism. Conservative postmodernity. Radical postmodernism.

Mandatory reading:
Hutchinson, J. and A.D.Smith, Nationalism, OxfordUniversity Press,Oxford, 1994, pp. 287-300, 306-311;
and either
Docherty, Th., Postmodernism. A Reader, Harvester Wheatsheaf, London, 1993, pp. 120-140, 323-363;
or
Boyne, R. and A. Rattansi, Postmodernism and Society, pp. 1-70, 97-117;

Further reading:
Waugh, Patricia, Postmodernism: Reader,London and New York, Routledge, 1992;
Hutcheon, Linda, Politica postmodernismului, Bucuresti, Univers, 1997;

DEADLINE FOR HANDING IN FINAL PROJECTS (VIA E-MAIL): 20 Jan.