ENGL 698 materials: Grad Thesis
Main
Tuesday
Jan102012

483: Theory and Crit

 


 

**ALL READINGS = YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE ASSIGNMENT FOR THAT DAY BEFORE CLASS MEETS

 

ALL QUIZZES AND ASSIGNMENTS ARE ACCESSED ON BLACKBOARD UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED IN CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER: 1) YOU MUST POST TO THE DISCUSSION BOARD BY FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK

WEEK ONE:

M (1/9):

INTRODUCTION TO CLASS, SYLLABUS, AND UNITS

 

W (1/11): WHY THEORY?

 

READ:  BEN LERNER, THREE PROSE POEMS 

 

AND

 

READ: MAD LIB ELEGY

 

****VIEW MATRIX BY WED!!!! AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE RENT HERE

 

Presentation on online reading/discussion posts

 

 

 

WEEK TWO: M (1/16)

 

 

HOLIDAY 

 

MAKE SURE YOU VIEW MATRIX BY WED!!!

 

 

W: (1/18)

 

READ: PLATO

 

READ: AMY HEMPEL, “IN THE CEMETERY WHERE AL JOLSON IS BURIED”

 

READ: ENTRY ON JAZZ SINGER

 

WATCH: AL JOLSON, BLACKFACE SCENE FROM JAZZ SINGER (1927)

 

READ:  “DON’T LOOK AWAY”

 

 

YOU MUST HAVE VIEWED THE MATRIX BY TODAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK THREE: M (1/23)

 

READ: PLATO

 

READ:  ARISTOTLE

 

READ: NOTES ON ARISTOTLE

 

 

WATCH: MATRIX PHILOSOPHY: THE CAVE

 

 

 

 

 

W (1/25):

READ: KANT

 

WATCH: PHILOSOPHY AND THE MATRIX: KANT

 

POST THIS WEEK BY FR

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK FOUR: M (1/30)

 

READ: HEGEL

 

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

W (2/1)

 

 HEGEL, CONT’D

 

WRITING WORKSHOP

 

OVERVIEW/LECTURE ON HEGEL

 

 

 

WEEK FIVE: M (2/6)

 

READ: MARX AND ENGELS

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

W (2/8)

 

MARX AND ENGELS, CONT’D

F (2/10)

Presentation

 

WATCH: THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO ILLUSTRATED THROUGH CARTOONS

 

WEEK SIX: M (2/13)

 

READ: SAUSSURE

 

WATCH: MARTHA ROSLER, SEMIOTICS OF THE KITCHEN

 

QUIZ

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

W (2/15)

 

READ: SAUSSURE, CONT’D

F (2/17)

 

 

READ: BARTHES (1316-1331)

 

CLASS WILL MEET ONLINE ONLY:

 

PROFESSOR AT PHILADEPLPHIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

 

WEEK SEVEN: M (2/20)

 

 

READ: BENJAMIN

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

W (2/22)

 

 

BENJAMIN , CONT’D

 

WATCH: TRACKING THEORY

 

 

 

F (2/24)

 

 

BENJAMIN

 

Presentation

 

HANDOUT MIDTERM OVERVIEW SHEET/PROMPTS

 

 

WEEK EIGHT: M (2/27)

 

 

READ: DERRIDA

 

 

 

W (2/29)

 

WATCH: DERRIDA

 

PRACTICE/OVERVIEW FOR MIDTERM

F (3/2)

 

DISTRIBUTE IN CLASS/AT HOME MIDTERM ESSAY

 

 

WEEK NINE:  M (3/5)

 

 

MIDTERM DUE BACK

 

WATCH: CHAPLIN, CITY LIGHTS

 

 

 

W (3/7)

 

READ: FREUD

F (3/9)

 

READ: FREUD

 

Presentation

 

 

WEEK TEN: M (3/12)

HOLIDAY

 

SPRING BREAK

W: (3/14)

 

 

__________________________________

F (3/16)

 

_____________________________

WEEK ELEVEN M (3/19)

 

READ: LACAN

 

READ: BUTLER (2536-2553)

 

WATCH: MADONNA, VOGUE

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

 

W (3/21)

 

WATCH:  PARIS IS BURNING

 

WE WILL VIEW THIS IN CLASS AS WELL

F (3/23)

 

READ: hooks, “IS PARIS BURNING?”; BUTLER, “GENDER IS BURNING”

 

Presentation

 

WEEK TWELVE: M (3/26)

 

READ: FOUCAULT

 

PROJECT MAP DUE

W (3/28)

 

READ: FOUCAULT

F (3/30)

 

Presentation/ overview in preparation for closing sequence of course and final exam

WEEK THIRTEEN: M (4/2)

 

WATCH: ZIZEK!

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

W (4/4)

 

WATCH: ZIZEK!

F (4/6)

 

STUDENT HOLIDAY – NO CLASSES

WEEK FOURTEEN: M (4/9)

 

READ: HAYLES

 

 

POST THIS WEEK

 

 

W (4/11)

 

READ: LATOUR

F (4/13)

 

READ: LATOUR

 

Presentation

 

WEEK FIFTEEN: M (4/16)

 

PRESENTATIONS WEEK

 

W (4/18)

 

F (4/20)

 

CLASS WILL MEET ONLINE ONLY: PROFESSOR AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY

WEEK SIXTEEN: M (4/23)

 

PRESENTATIONS WEEK

W (4/25):

 

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

F (4/27)

 

F I N A L  E X A M -- TBA

 

 

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