Suggested background reading

The only text we require participants to read before attending the ARC’s summer program is:

David Harvey’s, “Neo-liberalism and the restoration of class power,” in Spaces of Global Capitalism, (London & New York: Verso, 2006), 9-68.

However, if you would like to read further, we highly recommend becoming familiar with the following texts:

Janet Wolff, The Social Production of Art, (New York: New York University Press, 1984).

Terry Eagleton, Marxism and Literary Criticism, (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1976).

David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Raymond Williams, “Introduction,” in Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976), 11-26.

Ferdinand de Saussure, A Course in General Linguistics, eds. Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye, in collaboration with Albert Reidlinger, trans., with intro by Wade Baskin (New York: Philosophical Library, 1959).

Roland Barthes, “Myth Today” in Mythologies, trans. Annette Lavers (New York: Hill and Wang, 1972), 109-160.

Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” in Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schoken Books,1968), 217-251.

Hito Steyerl, “In Defense of the Poor Image” in e-flux Journal #10 (November, 2009).

Laura Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” in Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, eds. Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 833-44.

Judith Butler, “Preface,” “Introduction,” and “Bodies that Matter” in Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex, (London & New York: Routledge, 1993), ix – 55.

Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House” and “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” in Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, (Berkeley: Crossing Press, 1984), 110-123.

Donna Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” in The Cybercultures Reader, eds. David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy, (London & New York: Routledge, 2000), 291-324.

José Esteban Muñoz, “Introduction: Feeling Utopia” in Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Furturity, (New York: New York University Press, 2009) 1-18.

Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Wivenhoe / New York / Port Watson: Minor Compositions Open Access, 2013).