JUNIOR SEMINAR: FAKES
2014/2015, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Tembusu College)
Modular Credits: 4
Welcome to the Junior Seminar on Fakes!
The syllabus and module materials will be uploaded here very soon.
In the meantime, if you wish to get a sense of this module as it was taught in previous years, have a look at http://catelijnecoopmans.com/fakes/
see you soon :)
In this junior seminar, students will examine the significance of various kinds of false appearances such as counterfeits, forgeries, hoaxes, and liars, together with attempts to expose them – sometimes with the help of sophisticated technologies. By critically examining what it means to designate an object, practice or person as ‘fake’, and how different kinds of fakes are judged as more or less problematic, students will develop the capacity to think critically and relationally about deep-seated human desires for ‘truth’ and ‘value’.