Kääriku, Valga County, Estonia, Estonia

Biopower and Semiotics of the Body

when 20 February 2017 - 25 February 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC

The University of Tartu and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow invite graduate, post-graduate and PhD students to apply for the winter school “Biopower and Semiotics of the Body”. This school is part of an international project “Escapes from Modernity” which has been organizing seasonal schools in several European countries since 2007. In February 2017, the school will keep exploring different dimensions of biopolitics, biopower and corporeality and relate them with domestic and foreign policies of major international actors. This year we shall particularly focus on the cultural semiotic reading of various facets of biopolitical practices and relations.
The learning process consists of lectures and interactive classes based on students' inclusive participation. Basic knowledge in social theories, along with skills in comparative and critical analysis based independent thinking are welcome and strongly encouraged.

Course leader

The tentative plan of classes includes a number of nodal topics:
- The Anatomopolitics of Art Protest (Sergey Medvedev, Higher School of Economics and Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu)
- Sexual Democracy and the New Cold War: Recent Trends in Nati

Target group

Senior B.A., M.A. and PhD students interested to learn more about different facets of biopolitics

Credits info

4 EC
The working language is English. Participation is equal to 4 ECTS credits, which will be confirmed by a certificate awarded to each student upon successful completion of the School.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participants are expected to cover their lodging expenses (double room accommodation during the whole duration of the School) and to arrange their travel to and from Kääriku by regular buses from Tartu. For the location and prices please see http://www.kaariku.com/eng. For information about participation fee, please contact olena.solohub@ut.ee
EUR 0: For information about participation fee, please contact olena.solohub@ut.ee


No scholarships available.