Exams Reading Schedule

Week 1 | Readings

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

  2. 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.

  3. Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema

  4. Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth

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

  6. Freud, Sigmund, and Peter Gay. 1989. Selections from: The Freud reader. New York: W.W. Norton.

Week 2 | Readings

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

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

  3. Williams, Raymond. 1958. Television: Technology and cultural form. New York: Schocken Books. —. 1977.

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

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

  6. 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.

Week 3 | Readings

  1. Berlant, Lauren.  The Female Complaint.

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

Week 4 | Readings

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

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

  3. Manovich, Lev The Language of New Media

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

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

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

Week 5 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 6 | Readings

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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

Week 7 | Readings

  1. Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish:  The Birth of the Prison

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

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

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

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

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

Week 8 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 9 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 10 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 11 | Readings

  1. Halberstam, Judith.  Female Masculinity.

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

  3. Warner, Michael  Publics and Counterpublics (2002)

  4. Caruth, Cathy. Unclaimed experience: trauma, narrative, and history. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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

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

Week 12 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 13 | Readings | No more Posthuman readings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 14 | Readings

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

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

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

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

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

Week 15 | Readings | No more Death Readings

  1. Kristeva, Julia.  Tales of Love.

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

  3. 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

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

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

  6. Blanco, María del Pilar, and Esther Peeren. 2013. The spectralities reader: ghosts and haunting in contemporary cultural theory.

Week 16 | Readings

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

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

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

  4. Hall, Stuart. 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.

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

Week 17 | Readings

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

  2. Williams, Raymond. 1958. The long revolution. London: Chatto & Windus. —. 1974.

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

  4. 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

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

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


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