This week we’re working on a ton of different stuff.
In my Hemispheric 1850s class, we’re looking at Nancy Prince and thinking about the creation of her own Archive as her narrative withholds more than it exposes.
In Transgressions, we’re technically done with the Marquis De Sade. We’re currently focused on theorists, many of whom talked about de Sade. This week we’re reading Georges Bataille and his thoughts on de Sade, eroticism, and boundaries. We’re also reading a little bit of Nick Mansfield’s Subjectivity and I’ve provided a bonus text in Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess because you can’t think about transgression without excess.
Bataille – Erotism: Death and Sensuality (We’re reading: – introduction, chapter 5, chapter 10, chapter 11, chapter two in part two)
Lastly in Critical Literary Theory, we’re studying Deconstruction!
Jacques Derrida – Dissemination (Barbara Johnson’s 31 page introduction)
Derrida – Of Grammatology (we’re reading “That Dangerous Supplement”which is on page 141 of the book)
Terry Eagleton – Literary Theory: An Introduction (The chapter on Deconstruction.)