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|Biopolitics||Dr. Abdalbasir Ojembarrena||Main Hall||14.00 - 15.00|
The aim of this subject is the reading, in depth analysis and interpretation of a number of world literature masterpieces in order to understand why and how some men’s character and actions shape the course of history. It starts with Homer’s Iliad, followed by Lucan’s Civil Wars, Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddima, Christopher Marlow’s Tamburlaine the Great I and II, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, Curzio Malaparte’s The Skin, ending with Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. As Joseph Conrad’s states: “The only legitimate basis of creative work lies in the courageous recognition of all the irreconcilable antagonisms that make our life so enigmatic, so burdensome, so fascinating, so dangerous – so full of hope.” Our life and in some cases history, in a significant extent.
Dr. Abdalbasir Ojembarrena is a founding member of Dallas College. He previously held a professorship in literature at the University of the Basque Country as well as tenuring at universities in the United States. He holds a doctorate in literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Ojembarrena has published works of fiction and criticism, and lectures Biopolitics at Dallas College.