European Culture & Thought


EUROG003 - Theoretical Issues in History and Literature

Value: 30 credits
Term: Term 2
Tutor:  Reinier van Straten
Assessment: One assessed 6000 word essay/project (100%)

Module Description:

1. Paradigms and approaches: Positivism, realism, modernism, postmodernism

2. Post-modernity (1): structuralism / poststructuralism (Barthes, Derrida)

3. Post-modernity (2): neo-Marxism, postcolonialism.

4. Structure and agency (1): society and agency

5. Structure and agency (2): subjectivity and agency

6. Power (Marx, Weber, Foucault)

7. Time and memory (Ricoeur, Halbwachs)

8. Collective identities (1): collective memory and national identities

9. Collective identities (2): class (Marx, Weber), gender (Scott), generation,

10. Objectivity and value neutrality

Reading List

Please note: This module description is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.