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How To Read This Schedule: All readings will be completed before class on the date on which they are assigned. Readings that are not links are in the
Readings folder on eCampus.
Anything in bold is work to be completed before class and brought with you on the day listed. Paper due dates, also in bold, indicate that the completed manuscript of your paper must be in the correct dropbox on eCampus before class starts on the day indicated.
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 What Is the Avant-Garde?
- Peter Bürger, Theory Of the Avant-Garde
Week 3 Modernist Avant-Gardes
Week 4 Antecedents: Derrida
Week 5 Antecedents: Cixous
- Hélène Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa”
- Hélène Cixous, “Sorties: Ways Out/Attacks/Forays”
- Lynn Worsham, “Writing Against Writing: The Predicament of Écriture Féminine in Composition Studies”
Week 6 Antecedents: Burroughs
- William S. Burroughs, “The Cut-Up Method”
- William S. Burroughs, “The Electronic Revolution”
- William S. Burroughs, “Towers Open Fire”
- William S. Burroughs, Selections from The Adding Machine
- Various, “Calling All Reactive Agents: Cutting Up Burroughs”
Week 7 Vitanza
- Victor Vitanza, Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric
Week 8 Ulmer I
- Greg L. Ulmer, Heuretics
- Optional Reading: Thomas Rickert, “Toward the Chōra: Kristeva, Derrida, and Ulmer on Emplaced Invention “
Week 9 Ulmer II
Week 10 Sirc
Week 11 Film Composition
Week 12 Shipka
- Jody Shipka, Toward a Composition Made Whole
- Paper Proposal Due
Week 13 Thanksgiving Break
Week 14 Flusser
- Vilém Flusser, Does Writing Have a Future?
Week 15 In-Class Presentations
- In-Class Presentations
- 5-10 Talk About Your Paper (Maybe Read the Introduction?)
- Come Prepared To Offer Feedback
- Final Paper Due 12/10