EVE KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK

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QUEER PERFORMATIVITY

Monday, August 30: Introduction
Monday, September 6: JL Austin, How to Do Things With Words
Monday, September 13: Michel Foucault, History of Sexuality vol. 1. Also read (on reserve): Ann Cvetkovich, ‘Theorizing Affect: Twentieth-Century Mass Culture Criticism,’ from her Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Sensationalism, pp 26-44
Friday, September 17: ‘The Unhappy Performative,’ Lecture by Timothy Gould, 4:10 (room TBA) (read: Sophocles, Antigone)
Sunday, September 19, 1:00 pm. Potluck brunch with Timothy Gould.
Monday, September 20: Meeting with Timothy Gould. Esther Newton, Mother Camp. Look at (on reserve) David Bergman, ed., Camp Grounds: Style and Homosexuality (bound page proofs)
     Bibliographies: Camp; affect/shame
Monday, September 27: Judith Butler, Gender Trouble OR Bodies That Matter (which should be available at Regulator Bookstore)
     Bibliographies: psychoanalysis; deconstruction; analytic philosophy
     sometime this week (TBA): Sandra Bernhard, Without You I’m Nothing
Monday, October 4: SueEllen Case, Performing Feminisms. And read performance theory packet (on reserve).
     Bibliographies: Performance theory; pornography and the ‘sex wars’
Monday, October 11: Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Also read (on reserve): Joseph R. Roach, ‘Slave Spectacle and Tragic Octoroons: A Cultural Genealogy of Antebellum Performance,’ Theatre Survey 33.2, Nov 1992, 167-187.
     Bibliographies: Nazi holocaust; trauma

FALL BREAK

Monday, October 25: Henry David Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience
     Bibliographies: rhetoric of social movements; linguistics
Monday, November 1: ’Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ packet (on reserve)
     Bibliographies: pragmatism; critical legal studies
Thursday, November 4: Lecture by Neil Hertz, place/time TBS
Monday, November 8: Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
Thursday, November 11: Lecture by Andrew Parker place/time TBA
Monday, November 15: Meeting/lecture with Don Belton. James Baldwin, Go Tell It On the Mountain. (Additional recommended reading: James Baldwin, Just Above My Head)
Tuesday, November 16: Performance/reading by Don Belton place/time TBA
Monday, November 22: CP Cavafy, Collected Poems
Monday, November 29: Conclusion

Annotated Bibliography/review essay topics:
performativity in/and:
     camp
     affect/shame
     psychoanalysis
     deconstruction
     analytic philosophy
     performance theory
     pornography and the ‘sex wars’
     responses to Nazi holocaust
     trauma
     rhetoric of social movements
     linguistics
     pragmatism
     critical legal studies