The Stuart Hall Project

History 280B.005 / 285B.001

Fall 2016
Section: 
005
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
M 2-4
CCN: 
16094
Units: 
4
Stuart Hall was arguably the most important and influential intellectual in late twentieth century Britain.  A migrant from Jamaica he arrived in Britain as a Rhodes Scholar and became an important voice in the New Left. His work was diffuse - ranging from analyses of popular culture, racial formation, and neoliberalism - but was always shaped by the politics of his present.  This class will not be an intellectual history of his various theoretical engagements. Instead we will use Hall as an object to consider the history of late imperialism in Jamaica and the myriad transformations of late Britain that his work was situated in and sought to comprehend. 
 
Notes: 

This course is combined with History 285B.001, CN 16005.  See Professor Vernon regarding dual enrollment.