This interdisciplinary seminar addresses students of Philosophy, Gender Studies, US Political Thought and US Cultural and Political History of the 20th and 21st centuries. Camille Paglia (*1947) is one of the best- known, most prolific and also most controversial feminist thinkers in contemporary Gender Studies. Her acerbic critique of celebrated feminist intellectuals, such as Susan Sontag (1933–2004) and Naomi Wolf (*1962), has contributed to her notoriety. Clearly, Paglia polarizes opinion. One could call her the Nemesis of Western Feminism, or perhaps the "enfant terrible" of Feminism, who keeps questioning hitherto accepted principles of gender equality and female emancipation. Yet, Paglia, who teaches art history is a master of literary critique, is a brilliant analyst of contemporary pop culture and an exceptionally gifted essayist.
Gender Studies, Philosophie, Geschichte