Monday, January 28, 2008

Syllabus, or Probable Order of Readings

These texts we will definitely be reading. I think.

1. Anonymous, “Dissoi Logoi”
2. JL Austin, excerpt from How To Do Things With Words (Chapter 1)
3. Nicholson Baker, “Changes of Mind” and maybe Ginsberg's "Howl"
4. Roland Barthes, “The Death of the Author”
5. Raymond Queneau, Exercises in Style
6. William Burroughs, "Les Voleurs" + "Immortality"
7. Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in Their Nonmoral Sense”
8. Lohren Green, Poetical Dictionary
9. Marshall McLuhan, Medium is the Massage
10. Plato, Phaedrus

These texts we may read but in any case I suggest you read them because they're excellent:

11. Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"
12. Michel de Certeau, "Walking in the City" + " General Introduction" (from The Practice of Everyday Life)
13. Roland Barthes, excerpts from Mythologies
14. Fallacies
15. Félix Guattari, "So What" (from Chaosophy)
16. Roland Barthes, excerpt from The Pleasure of the Text (last page)
17. Vladimir Nabokov, excerpt from Ada, or Ardor
18. Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, "A Conversation: What is it? What is it for?" (from Dialogues II)

1 comment:

Chris said...

Don't go Daniel, don't do it !!!

Could the resource material be put on the web in addition to 'Copy Central' ?
You have opened my mind to the Rhetoric, thanks,

Chris of Australia.