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  1. Week 1: Marxism, Hegemony and Ideology (Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri ) 4 items
    1. Primary Reading 4 items
      1. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (Selections from) - Karl Marx 1979

        Chapter  Volume 11, pp. 99-112 and 641-645 (digitised).

      2. The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

        Book  Any recognised edition will do.

  2. Week 2: Psychoanalysis and Literature (Dr Alex Davis) 3 items
    1. Primary Reading 3 items
      1. Freud’s Legacy - Jacques Derrida

        Chapter  Digitised.

  3. Week 3: Mikhail Bakhtin and Contemporary Scottish Literature (Dr Peter Mackay) 15 items
    1. Primary Reading 5 items
      1. Discourse in the Novel - Mikhail Bakhtin

        Chapter  Especially the sub-section 'Heteroglossia in the Novel', pp. 301-331.

      2. Rabelais and his world - M. M. Bakhtin, Hélène Iswolsky 1968

        Book  Introduction.

      3. The wicker man - Robin Hardy 2004 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Marabou stork nightmares - Irvine Welsh 1995

        Book 

    2. Suggested Further Reading 10 items
      1. Signs taken for wonders - Homi K. Bhabha

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Introduction: Novel, Nation, Tradition - Cairns Craig

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      3. Bakhtin and Scotlands - Robert Crawford 1994

        Article  Digitised.

      4. Hating others: Religion, nationhood and identity - Darryl Jones

        Chapter  Especially ‘Beyond the Fringe: The Wicker Man and Candlenight’ pp. 31-38 (digitised).

      5. Irvine Welsh: Parochialism, Pornography and Globalisation - Robert Morace

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  4. Week 4: Deconstruction: Paul de Man (Dr Oli Hazzard) 9 items
    1. Primary Reading 3 items
    2. Suggested Further Reading 6 items
      1. Signs of the times: deconstruction and the fall of Paul de Man - David Lehman 1991

        Book  An example of a hostile critical reading of de Man, and of deconstruction generally.

      2. Paul de Man - Martin McQuillian 2001 (electronic book)

        Book  Especially pp.1-10, Why De Man?', and chapters 2, 3 and 6.

      3. Deconstruction without Derrida - Martin McQuillan 2012

        Book 

  5. Week 5: Derrida (Dr Sam Haddow) 1 item
    1. Primary Reading 1 item
      1. The work of mourning - Jacques Derrida 2003

        Book  pp. 1-68; 77-90; 189-210

  6. Week 6: Deleuze and Literature (Dr Lorna Burns) 15 items
    1. Primary Reading 3 items
      1. Essays critical and clinical - Gilles Deleuze 1997

        Book  ‘Literature and Life’, ‘Whitman’, and ‘Bartleby; or The Formula’ (digitised).

      2. What is a Minor Literature? - Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari

        Chapter  Digitised.

    2. Suggested Further Reading 12 items
      It is strongly advised that you consult at least one of the following marked with 'Recommended' as part of your preparation.
      1. Kafka: toward a minor literature - Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Dana B. Polan 1986

        Book  Foreword by Reda Bensmaia.

      2. Deleuze on literature - Ronald Bogue 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. Deleuze and literature - John Marks, Ian Buchanan 2000

        Book 

      4. Gilles Deleuze - Claire Colebrook 2011

        Book Recommended

      5. Deleuze: a guide for the perplexed - Claire Colebrook 2006

        Book Recommended

      6. Badiou and Deleuze read literature - Jean-Jacques Lecercle 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. Essays critical and clinical - Gilles Deleuze, Daniel W. Smith, Michael A. Greco 1997

        Book  Introduction by Daniel Smith.

  7. Week 7: Bruno Latour and Rita Felski (Dr Lorna Burns) 1 item
    1. Readings to be confirmed. 

  8. Week 8: Defining the Contemporary (Dr Rose Harris-Birtill) 12 items
    1. Primary Reading 3 items
      1. What is the Contemporary? - Giorgio Agamben

        Chapter 

    2. Suggested Further Reading 9 items
      1. Twenty-first century fiction: What happens now - Sian Adiseshiah, Rupert Hildyard 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. The world republic of letters - Pascale Casanova, M. B. DeBevoise (trans.) 2007

        Book 

      3. Distant reading - Franco Moretti 2013

        Book 

      4. Rethinking Comparativism - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 2009

        Article 

      5. Notes on metamodernism - Timotheus Vermeulen, Robin van den Akker 2010

        Article 

  9. Week 9: Cixous 6 items
    Professor Susan Sellers
    1. Primary Reading 2 items
      1. Stigmata: escaping texts - Hélène Cixous 2005

        Book  'What is it o'clock? Or the door (we never enter)' and 'Love of the Wolf'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Letter-beings and Time - Hélène Cixous

        Chapter  Digitised.

    2. Suggested Further Reading 4 items
      1. Hélène Cixous: live theory - Ian Blyth, Susan Sellers 2004

        Book 

      2. Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a young Jewish saint - Hélène Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic (trans.) 2004

        Book 

      3. Hyperdream - Hélène Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic (trans.) 2009

        Book 

      4. Eve escapes - Hélène Cixous, Peggy Kamuf (trans.) 2012

        Book 

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