Readings

TR 08/31: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”

Recommended: Carol Clover, “Introduction,” Men, Woman, and Chainsaws; Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birthmark”; Washington Irvin. The Tale of Sleepy Hollow.

T 09/05: Edgar Allan Poe. The Fall of the House of UsherHerman Melville. Bartleby, the Scrivener

Recommended: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”

TR 09/07: Henry James, “Turn of the Screw” (pp. 1-55)

T 09/12: James, “Turn of the Screw” (55-85)

TR 09/14: Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1-67)

Recommended: David Robert Mitchell (Dir.), It Follows; Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?”

T 09/19: Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (67-182)

TR 09/21: Toni Morrison, Beloved (1-75)

Recommended: Sharon Marcus, “B-Sides: Shirley Jackson’s Domestic Farce”; Charles McGrath, “The Case for Shirley Jackson”; Karen Dunak, “Shirley Jackson’s Two Worlds” 

T 09/26: Morrison, Beloved (76-195)

TR: Morrison, Beloved (199-277)

Recommended: Saidiya Hartman, “Venus in Two Acts”; Avery Gordon, “the other door enclosed”; Sharon Patricia Holland, “Bakulu Discourse: Bodies Made ‘Flesh’ in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”

T 10/03: Morrison, Beloved (281-end)

TR 10/05: Jordan Peele (Dir.), Get Out 

Recommended: Zadie Smith, Getting In and Out: Who Owns Black Pain?; Glenda R. Carpio, Irvin J. Hunt, and Namwali Serpell, “Virtual Roundtable on ‘Get Out’”; Sherronda J. Brown, “‘Listen to the Ancestors, Run!’: Get Out, Zombification, and Pathologizing Escape from the Plantation”

TR 10/12: Philip Roth, “Eli, the Fanatic”

T 10/17: Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (1-75)

TR: 10/19: Díaz, Oscar Wao (77-165)

T 10/24: Díaz, Oscar Wao (167-261)

TR 10/26: Díaz, Oscar Wao (263-335)

Recommended: Junot Díaz, “Apocalypse“; Christina Sharpe, “Black Studies: In the Wake“; Fred Moten, “Blackness and Nothingness (Mysticism in the Flesh).”

T 10/31: Sesshu Foster, Atomik Aztex (pp. 1-62)

TR 11/02: Atomik Aztex (pp. 62-110)

T 11/07: Atomik Aztex (pp. 111-166)

TR 11/09: Atomik Aztex (pp. 167-203)

Recommended: Ramón Saldívar, “Imagining Cultures: The Transnational Imaginary in Postrace Americ”; Kate Mashall, “What Are the Novels of the Anthropocene?: American Fiction in Geological Time”; Colson Whitehead, “The Year of Living Postracially 

T 11/14: Walter Mosely, “The Nig in Me”

TR 11/16: Junot Díaz, “Monstro

Recommended: Madhu Dubey, “Speculative Fictions of Slavery”; Jeffrey Cohen, “Undead (A Zombie Oriented Ontology)”; Sarah Juliet Lauro and Karen Embry, “Zombie Manifesto

T 11/21: Swifty Lang, Feeding Ground, Part 1-3

T 11/28: Feeding Ground (Part 4-6)

TR 11/30: Robert Rodriguez (Dir.), From Dusk Till Dawn

Recommended: Gloria Anzaldúa, from Borderlands/La Frontera; Mary Pat Brady, “Introduction” from Extinct Lands/Temporal Geographies; Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, “Introduction” from Unspeakable Violence; Susan Sontag, “Notes on Camp