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AUDIO FOR ENGLISH 492 THEORY, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2015 (12/9/15)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

M. 08/24. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 08/26. Plato. From The Republic, Books II, III, VII (45-63). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2

M. 08/31. Plato. From The Republic, Book X (64-77) and Phaedrus (77-83). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/02. Aristotle. From Aristotle's Poetics (88-115). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3

M. 09/07. Labor Day Holiday, No Classes.

W. 09/09. Immanuel Kant. From Critique of the Power of Judgment, "Introduction" and First Book: "Analytic of the Beautiful" (411-30). I will also spend a short time discussing Kant's ideas about the sublime, but that section isn't assigned. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4

M. 09/14. Georg W. F. Hegel. From Phenomenology of Spirit, "The Master-Slave Dialectic" (541-47) and from Lectures on Fine Art (547-555). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/16. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. From Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (651-55); from The German Ideology (655-56); from The Communist Manifesto (657-60); from Grundrisse (661-62); from "Preface" to A Contribution... (662-63); from Capital, Vol. 1, Ch. 1 "Commodities" (663-71). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5

M. 09/21. Friedrich Nietzsche. "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense" (764-74). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/23. Sigmund Freud. From The Interpretation of Dreams, Chapters V-VI (814-24). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 09/28; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Plato through and including Freud. Please expect an email from me verifying receipt of this and subsequent journal sets.)

WEEK 6

M. 09/28. Ferdinand de Saussure. From Course in General Linguistics (850-66). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/30. T.S. Eliot and Cleanth Brooks. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (955-61) and, from Brooks' The Well Wrought Urn,: "The Heresy of Paraphrase" (1217-29). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7

M. 10/05. Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. From Dialectic of Enlightenment (1110-27). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/07. Walter Benjamin. "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility" (1051-71). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8

M. 10/12. W.E.B. DuBois and Langston Hughes. DuBois' "Criteria of Negro Art" (870-77) and Hughes' "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (1192-96). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/14. Frantz Fanon and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. From Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth: "On National Culture" (1440-46). Gates' "Talking Black: Critical Signs of the Times" (2430-38). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 10/19; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (De Saussure through and including Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

WEEK 9

M. 10/19. Simone de Beauvoir. From The Second Sex (1265-73). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/21. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar. From The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination: from Chapter 2: "Infection in the Sentence …" (1926-37). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10

M. 10/26. Roland Barthes. From Mythologies: "Photography and Electoral Appeal" (1320-21). Read also "The Death of the Author" (1322-26) and "From Work to Text" (1326-31). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/28. Michel Foucault. "What is an Author?" (1475-90). The following is not assigned, but read if your time permits: from Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison " The Carceral " (1490-1502). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 11

M. 11/02. Claude Lévi-Strauss. From Tristes Tropiques (1273-86). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/04. Jacques Derrida. From Specters of Marx (1734-44). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12

M. 11/09. Pierre Bourdieu. From Distinction: a Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste: "Introduction" (1664-70) and from Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field: Part I, from Chapter 2 and Part III, from Chapter 1 (1664-80). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/11. Veterans Day Holiday, No Classes.

JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL FRIDAY 11/20; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Simone de Beauvoir through and including Pierre Bourdieu.)

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL FRIDAY 11/20; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 13

M. 11/16. Li Zehou. From Four Essays on Aesthetics: Toward a Global View: Chapter 8. The Stratification of Form and Primitive Sedimentation" (1748-60). SESSION AUDIO. Forgot recorder today; will offer a digital lecture if time permits.

W. 11/18. Bruno Latour. "Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern" (2282-2302). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14

M. 11/23. Fall Recess, No Classes.

W. 11/25. Fall Recess, No Classes.

WEEK 15

M. 11/30. J. L. Austin and Judith Butler. Austin's "Performative Utterances" (1289-1301). From Butler's Gender Trouble: from "Preface" and Chapter 3: "Subversive Bodily Acts" (2540-53). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 12/02. Paul Gilroy. From The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (2556-75). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16

M. 12/07. Ross, Andrew. From "The Mental Labor Problem" (2578-97). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 12/09. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. From Empire, Part 2, Section 4: "Symptoms of Passage" (2621-35). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 4 DUE BY EMAIL EXAM DAY; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Zehou Li through and including Hardt/Negri.)

FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Wed. Dec 16, 2:30-4:20 p.m. Due by email by Wednesday, Dec 23: Term Paper?. (I must turn in grades by Dec. 28, 2015.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.


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