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Lecture and Seminar Timetable

Term

Week

Block

Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 1 Individual Deliberating the Self: Journals/Diaries/Autobiography: John Bunyan; Samuel Pepys; Dudley Ryder; James Boswell, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Benjamin Franklin (Lecture slides)
2 Female Constructions: Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication, Maria) and Mary Hays (Memoirs of Emma Courtney) (Lecture slides)
3 Black Narratives: The History of Mary Prince (Lecture slides)
4 The Romantic Self: Leopardi/Stendhal/Hazlitt/Moritz (Lecture Slides)
5 Self (and other) Portraits (Lecture Slides)
6 ~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars ~
7 Polis Nature and State: Government and the individual: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke (Lecture Slides)
8 Institutions, ‘Spirit’, Virtues and Vices: B de Mandeville and C.L. Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (Lecture Slides)
9 Divergent Republics: J J Rousseau / Federalist Papers (Lecture slides)
10 Improvement and its Critics: William Godwin /Thomas Malthus (Lecture slides)
Spring Term 11 The Politics of Education: Rousseau (Emile)/Wollstonecraft/Macaulay (Lecture slides)
12 Constitutionalism: G. W. F. Hegel – Philosophy of Right (Lecture slides)
13 Society The Discovery of Society: Kames/Millar (Lecture slides)
14 The Critique of the Social: J J Rousseau – Discourse on Origin of Inequality/Adam Ferguson - Origins (Lecture slides)
15 Society’s Productivity: Adam Smith Bk V (Lecture slides)
16 ~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars ~
17 The Beaux Monde and 'Bon ton': Fashion Clothes/Hair/goods/The Tatler/Spectator (Lecture slides)
18 The Contribution of Labour: E. Sieyes, What is the Third Estate/Paine, Agrarian Justice/Charles Fourier(Lecture slides)
19 The Nation as Community: J. G. Herder/ J. G. Fichte Addresses (Lecture slides)
20 Order and Change: E. Burke – Reflections/ J. S. Mill Spirit of the Age (Lecture slides)
Summer Term

21

22

Because of the late Easter bank holiday, which falls this week, teaching will recommence in week 22

Democratic Society: Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America 1835 and 1840 (Lecture slides)

23 Historical Determinism/All that is Solid: Karl Marx (Lecture slides)
24 Revision A two-hour revision session (All classes, Monday 12-2pm, H0.58). Please complete pre-session exercise here. You can find the exam answer to mark here