Critical Theory A: The Point Is to Change It, Summer 2009
Instructor: Dale Carrico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Blog: http://thepointistochangeit.blogspot.com
6/15-8/7 T/R 9.30-12.30 MCR Att/Part, 14%; Precis/Co-Fac, 14%; Mid-Term, 36%; Final, 36%.
Provisional Schedule of Meetings
Administrative Introduction, Personal Introductions.
Oscar Wilde, "Soul of Man Under Socialism"
Nietzsche: Ecce Homo, Preface
Why I Am So Wise
Why I Am So Clever
Why I Am a Destiny (or Fatality)
Marx, from The German Ideology, "Idealism and Materialism"
Marx on Commodity Fetishism, from Capital
Sigmund Freud, on "The Psychotic Doctor Schreber" [Handout]
July 2 -- Long Holiday Weekend
Naomi Klein, No Logo
Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle
Roland Barthes, Mythologies [Purchase Book]
Carpenter (dir.), They Live In-Class Screening
Hand in Take Home Mid-Term Exam
Adorno & Horkheimer, "The Culture Industry"
Walter Benjamin, "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproducibility"
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish [Purchase Book]
William Burroughs, "Immortality"
Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto
Hannah Arendt, "Reflections on Violence"
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks [Purchase Book]
Paul Gilroy, "Melancholia and Multiculturism"
Carol Adams, “Preface” & “On Beastliness and Solidarity" [Handout]
Judith Butler, Undoing Gender [Handout]
Donna Haraway, “A Manifesto for Cyborgs”
Hand in and/or Exhibit Take Home Final Exam