Philosophy in Motion: Corporeality, Gesture, and Movement in Modern Thought


In an age where the circulation of knowledge across media is paramount, what role can be ascribed to the mobile body? This seminar will investigate the central role played by the body, movement, and gesture in modern French, Caribbean, and African philosophy. We will examine their relation to questions of aesthetics and politics, as well as theories of community and practices of resistance. We will explore the body as an epistemological interface producing, encoding, and transmitting knowledge. We will also work interdisciplinarily in the fields of cinema and performing arts, addressing each as forms of intelligibility in motion. Taught in English with an optional preceptorial.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • W
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 570S
  • DANCE 571S
  • FRENCH 570S
  • LIT 570S
  • ROMST 570S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring