Lecture 1 Notes: Introduction to Course
this is a course about history (terror) and culture
(art/lit) -how do they intersect?
lets consider a statement made by avant-garde composer karlheinz stockhausen on 16 sept
-WTC attack was greatest work of art
Lecture 7 Notes: Political Tactics
ideologically, terrorists from the fascist right to the radical left operate across europe
terrorists both nationalist/ethnic and ideological
def of political terrorism:
explicitly political tactic
employed by self-appte
Lecture 2 Notes: Protagonists of RAF
In intro, it says that the main issue is violence:
Should the state have a monopoly on its use?
Can you imagine a moment in history when such a monopoly worked against democracy?
Boell and Sartre endorsed publication o
Lecture 3 Notes: Atmosphere and Setting
18571924, English novelist, b. Russia (now Ukraine),
originally named Jsef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski.
Born of Polish parents, he is considered one of the greatest novelists and prose stylists
in English lite
Lecture 4 Notes: History vs. Media
what photos mark off the different
sections? -football riot
historical moment of rushdie affair, khomeinis funeral, islamic fundamentalism, tiananmen
what is plot?
What, for you, are key passages in first
Lecture 6 Notes: Fos Career
1997 Nobel Laureate in Literature
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
was a reaction to the arrest of anarchist railway man Giuseppi Pinelli.
On December 12, 1969 a bomb went off in the Agricultural Bank in Milan
killing 17 people
Lecture 10 Notes: Darwin Theories
The alternative, Bakunin suggested,
was a decentralized federation of communes
that guaranteed relative autonomy
over the means of production
at the local level.
The State and Anarchism (1873)
Lecture 8 Notes: General Inquiries
do lentricchia and mcauliffe perceive a curious knot bw artists and terrorists?
they call it an incestuous relationship
epigram: from Mao II
so what shared desire do artists and terrorists have
Lecture 9 Notes: Political Advantage
Wolfgang Wittkowski says this:
mk commits acts of terrorism
but he willingly accepts decapitation
in the enlightened Rechtsstaat of brandenburg
but of course, there are other elements of the story that interrupt t
Lecture 5 Notes: Anarchy
What is anarchy?
Anarchy is the absence of centralized authority or government.
The term was first formulated negatively by
early modern political theorists
such as Thomas Hobbes [question: who is hobbes?]
who regarded it
as a con