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Augustine on Memory, Time, and the Self

This course examines Augustine's "Confessions" as an autobiographical discourse. It investigates his theories of memory and of time and address different theories of the "self." How does memory and the passing of time affect the notion of the self? Does Augustine's "subjective" theory of time offer an identifiable self? Is the self constructed by narratives? We will locate these issues in their cultural context by investigating Christian and pagan discourses and practices in Late Antiquity.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
4-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
336
Day/Time: 
Th / 10:00-12:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar