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Post-structuralist thinkers--from Foucault to Derrida to Cixous--have interrogated the relation between language and regimes of truth. This course will investigate this interrogation--by reading the major statements of such post-structuralist thinkers--and query in what ways writing can resist the phallogocentric demands of knowledge.
Talking Points: 15%
Summary/Response Papers: 60%
Project Proposal & Presentation: 25%
Attendance: I expect you to be present, prepared, and engaged. Three absences are allowed (I make no distinction between “excused” and “unexcused” absences); after that, it will be impossible for you to receive a final grade better than a “D.”
Late Work: All work is due the day specified by the assignment handout; late work will receive half credit. Absences do not excuse late work.
Cixous, Hélène. The Hélène Cixous Reader. Ed. Susan Sellers. Routledge, 1994.
Blyth, Ian. Hélène Cixous: Live Theory. Bloomsbury, 2004.
Derrida, Jacques. A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds. Trans. Peggy Kamuf. Columbia UP, 1991.
Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction. Trans. Robert Hurley. Vintage, 1990.
Mills, Sara. Michel Foucault. Routledge, 2003.
Royle, Nicholas. Jacques Derrida. Routledge, 2003.
Other materials to be distributed as pdfs, electronically.