Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Reading List

                                  Today at the Union Society Library

My Reading List for Hilary Term (since January 15)

(any not read in their entirety have been left off this list)
**not bragging (on the contrary, as it is a bit like revealing a heroin habit), but am just listing for posterity & to let you know what I've been up to & perhaps give you the backdrop on the restraint/unrestraint from previous blog post**:

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
A Writer's Diary, Virginia Woolf
The Waves, Virginia Woolf
"Woolf's Servants Get Their Due," Anna Mundow
essay #1 (tutorial 1) on Woolf 
Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Hegel
Hegel, Peter Singer
essay #1 (tutorial 2) on Hegel
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
"A Distinctly Modern Novel," Howe Irving
"Jude the Obscure as a Tragedy," Arthur Mizener
The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy, Dale Kramer
The Life of Thomas Hardy:  A Critical Biography, Paul Turner
essay #2 (tutorial 1) on Hardy
"Theses on Feuerbach," Karl Marx
"The German Ideology:  Part One," Karl Marx
"Towards a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right:  Intro," Karl Marx
"Preface to a Critique of Political Economy," Karl Marx
Marx, Peter Singer
"Marxist Literary Theories," David Forgacs (Modern Literary Theory)
essay #2 (tutorial 2) on Marx
Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad
Early Modernism, Christopher Butler
"Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper," Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
essay #3 (tutorial 1) on Conrad
"The Death of the Author," Barthes (Modern Criticism and Theory:  A Reader)
"What is an Author," Foucault
The Order of Discourse, Foucault
The Archaeology of Knowledge, Foucault (Intro)
The Postmodern Condition, Lyotard (Intro)
"Universal History and Cultural Differences," Lyotard
The Postmodern Explained to Children, Lyotard
The Death and Return of the Author:  Criticism and Subjectivity...
essay #3 (tutorial 2) on Universal History
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
James Joyce:  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, John Blades
Cambridge Companion to James Joyce, Derek Altridge
essay #4 (tutorial 1) on Joyce
North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
Murphy, Samuel Beckett
"Three Dialogues," Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit
A Reader's Guide to Samuel Beckett, Hugh Kenner
The Art of the Novel, Milan Kundera
essay #5 (tutorial 1) on Beckett
Women in Love, D.H. Lawrence
The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford
final essay #6 (tutorial 1) on Ford
The History of Sexuality, Foucault
The Greenblatt Reader, Stephen Greenblatt
The Political Unconscious:  Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act
The New Historicism, Veeser
Practicing New Historicism, Gallagher & Greenblatt
essay #4 (tutorial 2) on New Historicism
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

four+ theory books on eco-criticism (tbc),
and one final essay
(for tutorial 2)
really tired eyes (particularly the left one),
a sleep-deprived manic,
an insatiable mind smiling,
all requirements fulfilled for my BA in English lit. March 12, 2010


  1. holy crap!! that's amazing. i don't know how you've done it, but i am completely impressed. i think i'm reading the some of same books that i was working on when you left, and some new ones, too! i would love to blaze through books with speed someday to get through them all, but somehow, i keep telling myself that by being surrounded by them, i'm absorbing them through my quiet mind. yeah, right. wouldn't that be nice. :) i look forward to hearing your plans for the next phase of your adventures and am almost sad for you to come back. i hope you can figure out how to keep yourself out there in the beyond. xo

  2. Love, love, love to read your blog and miss, miss, miss you & yours. I can see so much Naya in you in this picture. Beautiful mom & beautiful daughter.