ENGL 655 Rhetoric's Avant-garde
ENGL 655 Rhetoric's Avant-garde

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Course Schedule

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 Content -> 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

Fri 09/02

Week 2 What Is the Avant-Garde?

Fri 09/09

  • Peter Bürger, Theory Of the Avant-Garde

Week 3 Modernist Avant-Gardes

Fri 09/16

Week 4 Antecedents: Derrida

Fri 09/23

Week 5 Antecedents: Cixous

Fri 09/30

  • 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

Fri 10/07

Week 7 Vitanza

Fri 10/14

  • Victor Vitanza, Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric

Week 8 Ulmer I

Fri 10/21

Week 9 Ulmer II

Fri 10/28

Week 10 Sirc

Fri 11/04

Week 11 Film Composition

Fri 11/11

Week 12 Shipka

Fri 11/18

Week 13 Thanksgiving Break

Fri 11/25

No Class

Thanksgiving Break

Week 14 Flusser

Fri 12/02

  • Vilém Flusser, Does Writing Have a Future?

Week 15 In-Class Presentations

Mon 12/05

  • In-Class Presentations
    • 5-10 Talk About Your Paper (Maybe Read the Introduction?)
    • Come Prepared To Offer Feedback
  • Final Paper Due 12/10