Spring Semester Started

Posted by @ 11:59 pm on January 4th, 2011

I am teaching two courses this semester…here are the reading lists, feel free to follow along:

LIT 2230 – Global Literature
The European Avant-Garde 1900-1945

Alfred Jarry – Exploits and Opinions of Dr Faustroll Pataphysician
Tristan Tzara – The Gas Heart
Penelope Rosemont (Editor) – Surrealist Women: An International Anthology
Max Ernst – Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
Vitezslav Nezval – Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Gherasim Luca – The Passive Vampire
Futurist, Dada, and Surrealist Manifestos
Antonin Artaud exerpts from The Theatre & Its Double
Clement Greenberg “Avant-Garde & Kitsch”
José Ortega y Gasset “The Dehumanization of Art”

LIT 2020 – The Short Story
Challenging Conventions:
20th-21st Century Experimental Short Stories

Gertrude Stein – “Composition as Explanation”
Susan Sontag – “Against Interpretation”
Ben Marcus – “Why Experimental Literature Threatens to Destory Publishing…”
R.M. Berry, Lance Olsen, Brian Evenson, Susan Steinberg, Michael Joyce – “The Question of Writing Now: FC2 responds to Ben Marcus”
Anne Carson – The Beauty of the Husband
Blake Butler – Scorch Atlas
Russell Edson – The Tunnel
Renee Gladman – Juice
Thalia Field – Point and Line