***The calendar below was posted Oct. 27 and is a revision of the original calendar***

The table below contains the reading and assignment schedule for this course. Please note that all papers are due at the beginning of class; readings must be prepared outside of class on the the days indicated. Class time will be devoted to the discussion and analysis of the readings.

Please come prepared, and bring all readings with you--either as a book, or as print-outs.

The calendar is tentative and might be changed in the course of the semester to accommodate student needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week

Date

Readings/Work due

1

Th Aug 24

Syllabus

Introductions
 

2

Tue Aug 29

Slater, "True Love"
Rubin, "Merchandising Madness"

 

Th Aug 31

Kaysen, Girl Interrupted, pp. 1-106

3

Tu Sep 5

Kaysen, Girl Interrupted, pp. 107-end
Pelbart, "The Thought of the Outside"

 

Th Sep 7

More discussion of Pelbart
Critical Response #1 due

4

Tu Sep 12

Foucault, "Madness and Society"

 

Th Sep 14

Foucault, Madness and Civilization, pp. ix-xii

5

Tu Sep 19

Foucault, Madness and Civilization, pp. 3-64

 

Th Sep 21

Foucault, Madness and Civilization, pp. 65-84, 199-220

6

Tu Sep 26

Foucault, Madness and Civilization, pp. 241-289

 

Th Sep 28

More discussion of Foucault
Critical Response #2 due

7

Tu Oct 3

Barrett, "The 'Schizophrenic' and the Liminal Persona"
Outside of class: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

Th Oct 5

Discussion of film and Barrett
 

8

Tu Oct 10

Kafka, The Metamorphosis, pp. 1-42
Critical Response #3 due

 

Th Oct 12

No class--Fall Break

9

Tu Oct 17

Deleuze, "Schizophrenia and Society"
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
 

 

Th Oct 19

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, pp. 3-15
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis

10 

Tu Oct 24

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, pp. 16-42
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
Critical Response #4 due

 

Th Oct 26

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, pp. 42-71
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis

11

Tu Oct 31

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 4 pp. 28-42
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis

 

Th Nov 2

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 5, pp. 43-52
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis

12

Tu Nov 7

Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 6, pp. 53-52
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
  Th Nov 9 Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 7, pp. 63-71
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
Critical Response #5 due
13 Tu Nov 14 Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 8, pp. 72-80
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
  Th Nov 16 Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, chapter 9, pp. 81-88
Bring Kafka's Metamorphosis
14 Tu Nov 21 Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Outside of class: Twelve Monkeys
  Th Nov 23 No class--Thanksgiving Break
15 Tu Nov 28 Deleuze, "Bartleby; or, the Formula"
  Th Nov 30 More discussion of Melville and Deleuze
Critical Response #6 due
16 Tu Dec 5 Blanchot, "Encountering the Imaginary" and "The Book to Come"
  Th Dec 7 Blanchot, "Forgetting, Unreason"
  Tu Dec 12
3-5 pm
Final exam in classroom
Final paper due

 

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