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    • Dystopia and Political Imagination in the Twentieth Century 

      Cole, Matthew Benjamin (2017)
      My dissertation offers an interpretation of twentieth century political thought which emphasizes the influence of dystopian images, themes, and anxieties. Drawing examples from philosophy, literature, and social science, ...
    • Fascist Fiction: Inventing the Lesser Evil in Italy and Brazil 

      Ricco, Giulia (2019)
      My dissertation, Fascist Fiction: Inventing the Lesser Evil in Italy and Brazil, accounts for the resilience of fascism by tracing the rhetoric of the “lesser evil”—a discursive practice constitutive of fascism—through ...
    • Georges Sorel, Autonomy and Violence in the Third Republic 

      Brandom, Eric Wendeborn (2012)
      How did Georges Sorel's philosophy of violence emerge from the moderate, reformist, and liberal philosophy of the French Third Republic? This dissertation answers the question through a contextual intellectual history of ...
    • Judaism and Catholicism in Italy during the Belle Époque: A Comparative Approach 

      Prigiotti, Giuseppe (2015)
      This dissertation compares the responses of Italian Jewish and Catholic intellectuals to the process of secularization and modernization triggered by Italian national unification (1861-1870). Arguing that, in the case of ...
    • Police is Dead: On the Birth of Economism 

      Burnside-Oxendine, Kristina (2016)
      Police is Dead is an historiographic analysis whose objective is to change the terms by which contemporary humanist scholarship assesses the phenomenon currently termed neoliberalism. It proceeds by building an archeology ...
    • Recoding Capital: Socialist Realism and Maoist Images (1949-1976) 

      Lee, Young Ji Victoria (2014)
      This dissertation examines the visual production of capital in socialist realist images during the Maoist era (1949-1976). By deconstructing the pseudo-opposition between capitalism and socialism, my research demonstrates ...
    • Wildcat of the Streets: Race, Class and the Punitive Turn in 1970s Detroit 

      Stauch, Michael (2015)
      This dissertation is a social history of the city of Detroit in the 1970s. Using archives official and unofficial - oral histories and archived document collections, self-published memoirs and legal documents, personal papers ...