Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DISCUSSION THEMES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Note: The following pairs of related topics will be collapsed into one meeting: #3 and #4; #5 and #6; #7 and #8; #9 and #10; #11 and #12. 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. (19 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. (26 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. (2 Nov.) 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 #3) 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. (9 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. (16 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.) 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.

10. (to be collapsed with #9) 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.

11. (7 Dec. - In-class discussion of final project proposals. 
14 Dec. - Deadline for Final Project Proposals and for short presentations/essays to be submitted by email. )

12. (11 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.

13. (to be collapsed with #12) 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.

14. (18 Jan.) 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): 18 Jan.