Schedule

Sept. 5 Introduction, case administrivia.

What is Literary Theory?

Plato and Aristotle

Sept. 9, case 12 Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche 

Lane – “General Introduction” (xxi-xxxi)

Hegel – from The Phenomenology of Spirit (HANDOUT or http://bit.ly/13hqEch)

Nietzsche – from “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (HANDOUT or http://bit.ly/13hqwJS)

Sept. 16, 19 Formalism

Marx – “The Commodity” (319-29)

Shklovsky – “Art as Technique” (7-21)

Sept. 23, 26 Structuralism

Saussure – “Nature of the Linguistic Sign” (39-44)

Sept. 30, Oct. 3

No class this week

Oct. 7, 10 Psychoanalysis

Freud – “The Dream-Work” (245-54)

Lacan – “The Mirror Stage” (268-74)

Oct. 14, 17 Deconstruction

Derrida – “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences” (94-107)

No class on the 14th – Thanksgiving

Oct. 21, 24 Feminism

Derrida continued…

Kristeva – “Genotext and Phenotext” (144-49)

Oct. 28, 31 Gender and Sexuality

Butler – “From Interiority to Gender Performatives” (581-87)

Sedgwick – “Epistemology of the Closet” (601-11)

SHORT ESSAY DUE FRIDAY NOV. 1

(Pechter Shufflers have until Monday Nov. 4 

Nov. 4, 7 Marxism

Althusser – “from Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” (HANDOUT)

Nov. 11, 14 Marxism

Adorno and Horkheimer “The Culture Industry” (329-37)

No class on the 11th – Reading Break

Nov. 18, 21 Critical Race TheoryGates – “The Signifying Monkey” (409-24)
Nov. 25, 28 PostcolonialismSaid – “Orientalism Now” (530-40)

DRAFT TERM PAPER DUE FRIDAY NOV. 29

Dec. 2 PosthumanismHayles – “from How We Became Posthuman” (HANDOUT)Derrida – “The Animal that Therefore I am” (HANDOUT)

CRITIQUES DUE FRIDAY DECEMBER 6

**  Term Papers Due in my office 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 13**

** Pechter Shufflers have until Monday, December 16**