Instructor: Creston Davis, PhD
Course Description: This course examines the role of drama, in the work of Oliver Stone and its relationship to the economy as proposed by Richard Wolff.
Schedule and Meeting Times:
1. Introduction to Challenging the Cultural Narrative of US History (Oliver Stone)
2. New Economic Thinking (Richard Wolff)
3. New Education Paradigms (3rd Wave Critical Pedagogy; Zapatistas and GCAS)
4. Wrap-up with a Special Guest
Be Challenged: This course is live and interactive; it's not a MOOC.
You can take it just for enrichment or you can take it Pass/Fail. If you pass the course you will receive 1 Silver GCAS token. For more information check-out our GCAS Currency and Token page. In addition to a school we're starting to build an economy based on knowledge and ideas not on profits. Join us!
To pass the course, you will need to respond in the class forum at least 2 times between lectures or sessions (see schedule below). Each time must be at least 150 words. You may respond to the lecture or respond to someone else's response. This helps create important conversations inside the online classroom. Additionally, you may also write a blog post (no more than 1,000 words) about the course. If we publish it, you will receive an additional 1 GCAS Silver Token (2 maximum GCAS Silver Tokens per course).
Although we strongly encourage you to attend the lectures live online in our Platform (see below for how to join) it's not required for you to pass the course. You just have to view the recordings, which will be uploaded inside the course in your GCAS E-School virtual classroom.
How to use and join our platform:
We use the very simple on-line platform: Big Blue Button (BBB).
Here’s how you join: click on the Big Blue Button link. (http://gcas.blindsidenetworks.net/gcas/) > Sign-in > Select your course's Classroom name (which will be put-up on BBB) > Password: researcher505
Here’s a tutorial for Big Blue Button: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTZvbL1NT4
We recommend that you have a good to very good internet connection (this is crucial so you can fully experience the interactions between you and other participants (we call them researchers) and the instructor.
Creston Davis is the Founder and Director of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). Along with Slavoj Zizek, Clayton Crockett, and Jeffrey Robbins, Creston currently co-edits Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics & Culture (an academic book series published by Columbia University Press). He has published several books including Paul’s New Moment (with Slavoj Zizek & John Milbank), The Monstrosity of Christ, Hegel & the Infinite (with Zizek and Clayton Crockett), Theology & the Political (with Zizek and Milbank), Theology after Lacan: A Passion for the Real (with Marcus Pound and Crockett), and Contradiction & America (with Alain Badiou) forthcoming.
His work has appeared in Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, Political Theology, Philosophy Today among other journals. He wrote the Foreword to Peter Sloterdijk’s Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault and co-edited New Slant (an academic book series published by Duke University Press).