Tentative Reading Lists

Gender and Sexuality

  1. Feminist Genealogies

    1. Anzaldua, Gloria.  Borderlands/La Frontera:  The New Mestiza.

    2. Berlant, Lauren.  The Female Complaint.

    3. Butler, Judith.  Gender Trouble:  Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

    4. Collins, Patricia Hill.  Black Feminist Thought:  Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment.

    5. Crimp, Douglas Melancholia and Moralism:  Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (2002)

    6. Foucault, Michel.  The History of Sexuality Vol. I

    7. —– Discipline and Punish:  The Birth of the Prison

    8. Freud, Sigmund. Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria

    9. Grewal, Inderpal and Caren Kaplan.  Scattered Hegemonies:  Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices.

    10. Grosz, Elizabeth.  Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism

    11. Halberstam, Judith.  Female Masculinity.

    12. hooks, bell.  Feminist Theory:  From Margin to Center.

      1. Black looks: Race and representation. Toronto: Between the Lines.

    13. Irigaray, Luce.  This Sex Which is Not One

    14. Kristeva, Julia.  Tales of Love.

    15. Lorde, Audre.  Sister Outsider:  Essays and Speeches.

    16. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky.  Epistemology of the Closet.

    17. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty.  “Three Women’s Texts and a Critique of Imperialism.”

  2. Posthuman Critique and the Other

    1. Haraway, Donna. 1991. A cyborg manifesto: Science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century. In Simians, cyborgs and women: The reinvention of nature, 149-181. New York: Routledge.

    2. Wolfe, Cary. 2003. Animal rites American culture, the discourse of species, and posthumanist theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    3. Ahmed, Sara. 2006. Queer phenomenology: orientations, objects, others. Durham: Duke University Press.

    4. Derrida, Jacques, and Marie-Louise Mallet. 2008. The animal that therefore I am. New York: Fordham University Press.

    5. Bogost, Ian. 2012. Alien phenomenology, or, What it’s like to be a thing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    6. Shukin, Nicole. 2009. Animal capital: rendering life in biopolitical times. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    7. Hayles, Katherine. 1999. How we became posthuman: virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics. Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press.

    8. Virilio, Paul. 1997. Open sky. London: Verso.

    9. Ruti, Mari. 2006. Reinventing the soul: posthumanist theory and psychic life. New York: Other Press.

    10. Braidotti, Rosi. “Posthuman, All Too Human: Towards a New Process Ontology” Theory, Culture & Society December 2006 vol. 23 no. 7-8 197-208

    11. Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus “What’s Wrong With Posthumanism?” rhizomes.07 fall 2003 http://www.rhizomes.net/issue7/callus.htm

    12. Agamben, Giorgio. 2004. The open: man and animal. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press.

Media & Violence

  1. Visual Culture & Critical Theory

    1. Manovich, Lev The Language of New Media

    2. Metz, Christian The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and Cinema

    3. Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film (2nd enlarged edition, 1979)

    4. Debord, Guy. 1971. The society of the spectacle, translated [1973]. Detroit: Black & Red.

    5. Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema

    6. Ellis, John. 1982. Visible fictions: Cinema, television, video. New York: Routledge.

    7. Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter, Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games

    8. Bogost, Ian. How To Do Things With Video Games

    9. Turkle, Sherry. 1995. Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the internet. New York: Simon & Schuster.

    10. Warner, Michael  Publics and Counterpublics (2002)

    11. Williams, Raymond. 1958. Culture and Society, 1780-1950. London: Chatto & Windus. —. 1961. The long revolution. London: Chatto & Windus. —. 1974. Television: Technology and cultural form. New York: Schocken Books. —. 1977. Marxism and literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    12. Mulvey, Laura. 1988. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. In Visual and other pleasures. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    13. Virilio, Paul. 2010. The futurism of the instant: stop-eject. Cambridge [Eng.]: Polity Press.

    14. Kittler, Friedrich. 2009. “Towards an Ontology of Media.” Theory, Culture & Society 26, no. 2/3: 23-31. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost

    15. Mitchell, W.J.T. “The Panic of the Visual: A Conversation with Edward W. Said.” Boundary 2 25, no. 2 (Summer98 1998): 11. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost

    16. Mitchell, W.J.T. “Interdisciplinarity and visual culture.” Art Bulletin 77, no. 4 (December 1995): 540. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost

  2. Theorizing Violence, Trauma, and Media

    1. Eng, David L.  Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (2001)

    2. Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth

    3. Said, Edward. 1978. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books.

    4. Songtag, Susan. 1977. On photography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

    5. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1999. A critique of postcolonial reason: Toward a history of the vanishing present. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    6. Stoler, Ann. Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things, Duke University Press, 1995.

    7. Schwab, Gabriele. 2010. Haunting legacies: violent histories and transgenerational trauma. New York: Columbia University Press.

    8. Blanchot, Maurice. The Writing of Disaster. 1986. Trans. Ann Smock. Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 1995.

    9. Caruth, Cathy. 1995. Trauma: explorations in memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    10. —. Unclaimed experience: trauma, narrative, and history. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    11. Eng, David L.. “The Value of Silence.” Theatre Journal 54 (2002): 85-94.

    12. LaCapra, Dominick. Writing History, Writing Trauma. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2001.

    13. Virilio, Paul. War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception . 6 th ed. Trans. Patrick Camiller. London & New York: Verson, 2000.

    14. Greenberg, Judith. “The Echo of Trauma and the Trauma of Echo.” American Imago 55.3 (1998): 319-47

    15. Barthes, Roland. 1981. Camera lucida: reflections on photography. New York: Hill and Wang.

    16. Edkins, Jenny. 2003. Trauma and the memory of politics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

    17. Feldman, Allen. “MEMORY THEATERS,VIRTUAL WITNESSING, AND THE TRAUMA-AESTHETIC.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 27, no. 1 (Winter 2004 2004): 163-202. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost

Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

  1. Antecedents

    1. Althusser, Louis. 1969. Ideology and the ideological state apparatus. In Lenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays, with introduction by Frederic Jameson, translated by Ben Brewster [1971]. New York: Monthly Review Press.

    2. Barthes, Roland. 1957. Mythologies, translated by Annette Lavers [1972]. New York: Hill and Wang.

    3. Baudrillard, Jean. 1981. Simulacra and simulation, translated by Sheila Faria Glaser [1994]. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

    4. Benjamin, Walter. 1968. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. In Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt, translated by Harry Zohn [1968]. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World.

    5. Bourdieu, Pierre. 1993. The field of cultural production: Essays on art and literature, edited by Randal Johnson. New York: Columbia University Press.

    6. Bronner, Stephen Eric, and Douglas Kellner. 1989. Critical theory and society: a reader. New York: Routledge.

    7. Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. 1980. A thousand plateaus: Capitalism and schizophrenia, translated by Brian Massumi [1987]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    8. Derrida, Jacques. 1967. Of grammatology, translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak [1976]. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    9. Eagleton, Terry. 1991. Ideology: an introduction. London: Verso.

    10. Foucault, Michel. 1971. The order of things: an archaeology of the human sciences. New York: Pantheon Books.

    11. Freud, Sigmund. 1953. Civilization and its discontents, translated and edited by James Strachey [1961]. New York: WW Norton.

    12. Gilroy, Paul. 1993. The black atlantic: Modernity and double consciousness. Cambridge,MA: Harvard University Press.

    13. Gramsci, Antonio. 1975. Prison notebooks, edited by Joseph A. Buttigieg, translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Antonio Callari [1992]. New York: Columbia University Press.

    14. Guattari, Felix. 1996. Soft subversions, edited by Sylvere Lotringer. New York: Semiotexte.

    15. Hall, Stuart. 1993. “Encoding, decoding.” In The cultural studies reader, edited by Simon During, 493-507. New York: Routledge.

    16. —. 1985. The rediscovery of ideology: The return of the repressed in media studies. In Subjectivity and social relations, edited by Veronica Beechey and James Donald, 35. Philadelphia: Open University Press.

    17. Harvey, David. 1989. The condition of postmodernity: An enquiry into the origins of cultural change. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

    18. Lyotard, Jean-François. 1984. The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    19. Marx, Karl, Friedrich Engels, C. J. Arthur, and Karl Marx. 1972. The German ideology. New York: International Publishers.

    20. Žižek, Slavoj. 1989. The sublime object of ideology. London: Verso.

  2. Theory and Death

    1. Abraham, Nicolas, and Maria Torok. 1986. The Wolf Man’s magic word: a cryptonymy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    2. Abraham, Nicolas, Maria Torok, and Nicholas T. Rand. 1994. The shell and the kernel: renewals of psychoanalysis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    3. Gordon, Avery F. 2008. Ghostly matters: haunting and the sociological imagination. Minneapolis, Minn: Univ. of Minnesota Press.

    4. Kristeva, Julia. 1986. Powers of horror: An essay on abjection. In The Kristeva reader, edited by Toril Moi. New York: Columbia University Press.

    5. Lacan, Jacques. 1966. The mirror-stage as formative of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience. In Ecrits: A selection, translated by Alan Sheridan [1977]. New York: WW Norton.

    6. —. 1966. The signification of the phallus. In Ecrits: A selection, translated by Alan Sheridan [1977]. New York: WW Norton.

    7. Freud, Sigmund. 2005. On murder, mourning, and melancholia. London: Penguin Books.

    8. Freud, Sigmund, and Peter Gay. 1989. The Freud reader. New York: W.W. Norton.

    9. Baudrillard, Jean, and Iain Hamilton Grant. 1993. Symbolic exchange and death. London [etc.]: SAGE Publications.

    10. Derrida, Jacques. 1995. The gift of death. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    11. Žižek, Slavoj. 2008. Violence: six sideways reflections. New York: Picador.

    12. Chow, Rey. 1989. “Walter Benjamin’s Love Affair with Death.” New German Critique no. 48: 63. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost

    13. Eng, David L., and David Kazanjian. 2003. Loss: the politics of mourning. Berkeley: University of California Press.

    14. Castronovo, Russ. 2001. Necro citizenship death, eroticism, and the public sphere in the nineteenth-century United States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.



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