The course puts into the forefront the ‘history and theory’ approach, and bears on philosophy, feminism and psychoanalysis in the broader context of the humanities and social sciences. The aim is to present the formation of basic concepts in the various fields of resesearch, to promote an interdisciplinary perspective in analysing everyday lives, and to put it in relation to language and critical thinking. The conference bears on Simone de Beauvoir and the many ways she opposed the long history of misogyny in philosophy, history and psychoanalysis, as well as in artistic creation and everyday life. The aim of the conference is to bring insight in two directions: Beauvoir’s reliance on the 'psychoanalitic point of view', and a critical review of her research of history, placed alongside the autobiographical writing. Recent history of the region offers new possibilities to analyse feminist embedded knowledge and emancipatory thinking in an open society.
10 ECTS for the PhD program in Humanities and Social studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana