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Myka's Groups

Week 10 Readings

Thursday 11-12:30
Zero Dark Thirty (dir. Kathryn Bigelow) and Laleh Khalili "Gendered Practices of Counterinsurgency"Gendered Practices of Counterinsurgency" (2010)

Suggested Readings:
Jane Mayer "Zero Conscience in Zero Dark Thirty" and Dexter Filkins "Bin Laden, The Movie" .
Grégoire Chamayou and Graegoire Chamayou. "Introduction" A Theory of the Drone (2015)
Jasbir Puar and Amit Rai "Monster, Terrorist, Fag" Social Text

Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm
Fight Club (dir. David Fincher) and Mark Fisher "It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the
end of capitalism"
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative (2009)

Suggested Readings:
Tom Moylan "The Critical Dystopia." Scraps on Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia (2000)
Angela Mitropoulos "Precari-us" Mute (2006)
Phil Wegner "The Present as Moment of Danger" Life between Two Deaths, 1989-2001:U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties (2009)

Instructions for the Periodising Presentations

Term 1

Week 1 - Introduction

Week 2 - My Antonia and the frontier

Week 3 - Manhattan Transfer and Modernism and Quotesheet

Week 4 - Manhattan Transfer, the New Woman, and the Mass Ornament and Quotesheet

Week 5 - Library Session: Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Brooklyn Bridge"

Week 7 - Passing and Racial Uplift and Quotesheet

Week 8 - As I Lay Dying and the Problem of the South

Week 9 - Farewell My Lovely and the urban noir quotesheet

Week 10 - Haunting of Hill House and the queer suburban gothic quotesheet

Term 2

Week 1 - Raisin in the Sun and racial housing

Week 2 - Howl and Abstract Expressionism quotesheet

Week 3 - Crying of Lot 49 quotesheet

Week 4 - Ceremony and the rise of Red Power quotesheet

Week 7 - House on Mango Street and third world feminism

Week 8 - American Psycho and neoliberalism

Week 9 - In the Heart of the Valley of Love and neoliberalism ctd.