English 203

Graduate Readings: Allegories of Late Capitalism and the Writing of Everyday Life


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2014 Hejinian, Lyn
TTh 12:30-2 202 Wheeler

Book List

Benjamin, W.: The Arcades Project; Brainard, J.: I Remember; Gladman, R.: Newcomer Can't Swim; Harvey, D.: Spaces of Hope; Kennedy, E.: Terra Firmament; Lefebvre, H.: Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a Sociology for the Everyday; Lefebvre, H.: Critique of Everyday Life: From Modernity to Modernism; Lefebvre, H.: Critique of Everyday Life: Introduction; Mayer, B.: Midwinter Day; Silliman, R.: Revelator; Spahr, J.: This Connection of Everyone With Lungs; Ward, D.: This Can't Be Life

Other Readings and Media

Course books will be available from Mrs. Dalloway’s (an independent bookstore located at 2904 College Avenue)

Description

This seminar will undertake a critical reading of, and participation in, some possibilities (or impossibilities) of contemporary realisms and realities. It will query, from an array of perspectives, problems of process, location, historical awareness, resistance, language, etc., with reference to a range of theoretical works read in parallel with some recent (and largely “experimental”) literary texts. In addition to keeping up with the readings, each student will be required to undertake a daily writing project of his or her own that is capable of querying the conditions and character of dailiness, within the contexts of postmodern subjectivity, global precarity, and the ubiquity of “late” capitalism.

This course satisfies the Group 5 (20th[-21st]-century) or Group 6 (non-historical) requirement.

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