Overview Edit

This is the schedule of readings and assignments for FA16. This schedule is subject to change with notice.

Course Begins Edit

Week 1 (8/22) Edit

Course Intro

Wikia Workshop              

Due: Wikia Acct

Week 2 (8/29) Edit

Fradenburg: “from Staying Alive” (pdf)

Felski: “from Uses of Literature” (pdf)

NATC “Introduction to Theory and Criticism”

Week 3 (9/5) Edit

Labor Day: No Class        

Eight Intense Introductions Edit

Week 4 (9/12) Edit

Plato: “From Republic”

Aristotle: “From Poetics”

Due: Begin Wiki Work

Week 5 (9/19) Edit

Marx: “from Capital, Volume 1”

Freud: “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” (pdf)   

Week 6 (9/26) Edit

Woolf: “from A Room of One’s Own”

Said: “from Orientalism”              

Week 7 (10/3) Edit

Haraway, “from Cyborg Manifesto”

Wolfe: “Human, All Too Human” (pdf)

Expansion/Explication Edit

Week 8 (10/10) Edit

Classical Poetics & Criticism

Horace: “Ars Poetica”

De Lorris & de Meun, “from The Roman de la Rose” (pdf)

De Pizan: “Christine’s Reaction to Jean de Montreuil’s Treatise on the Roman de la Rose”

Due: AE1

Edgar Allan Poe, "Annabel Lee"

Thomas Wyatt, "Whoso List to Hunt"

Week 9 (10/17) Edit


Gramsci: “The Formation of Intellectuals”

Althusser: “From Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses”

Week 10 (10/24) Edit


Lacan: “The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience”

Kristeva: “From Revolution in Poetic Language”

Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons.

Adrienne Rich, "Dreamwood"

Week 11 (10/31) Edit

Feminisms, Gender & Sexuality

Gilbert & Gubar: “From  The Madwoman in the Attic”

McCall: “The Complexity of Intersectionality” (pdf)

Foucault: “From The History of Sexuality, Volume 1”

Week 12 (11/7) Edit


Fanon: “The Wretched of the Earth: From on National Culture”

Spivak: “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Week 13 (11/14) Edit


Braidotti: “Animals, Anomalies, and Inorganic Others” (pdf)

Deleuze & Guattari, “from Introduction: Rhizome”          

Due: AE2          

Week 14 (11/21) Edit

Thanksgiving Break: No Class

Week 15 (11/28) Edit

Digital Methods

Moretti: “from Maps, Graphs, and Trees”

Kirschenbaum: “What Is Digital Humanities, and What’s It Doing in English Departments?” (link)

Hayles: “How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine” (link)

Unsworth: “What Is Humanities Computing, and What Is It Not” (link)

Risam & Koh: “Postcolonial Digital Humanities: Mission Statement” (link)

Week 16 (12/5) Edit

Reading Week

Due: Complete Wiki Work/Draft Reflection

Finals Week Edit

Due: Wiki Reflection