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Syllabus for English 597: Post Structuralist Rhetorical Practices



January 14, 2009


Introduction; read de Man, “Semiology and Rhetoric”


January 21, 2009


Read Plato, Phaedrus


Ecstatic Mysteries: On the admixture of a rhetorical Kykeon in the Phaedruss


From the Symposium: "This is one of his habits: Sometimes he goes off and stands still wherever he happens to be."


The Extended Phenotype of Rhetoric: What form can inhabit that space of "Negative Assuramce" discussed and sought by De Man? The ecological scene of rhetoric. ( Or, After the Effects of Cicadae, with special reference to Darwin)


Forms of Nothing and becomings-hooved: Upanishadic Resonances in the Phaedrus




January 28, 2009


Plato, cont.; read The Sophist

Critical Injury: Torture and the Sophist





February 4, 2009


Read Derrida, “White Mythology” (in Margins of Philosophy)


Read Derrida, \"Plato's Pharmacy\"


A text is not a text unless it hides from the first comer


Read Derrida, "Differance"


FEB 11


Read, Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lying in an Extra-Moral Sense” (web) and The Birth of Tragedy




February 18, 2009


Nietzsche, cont.; read Thus Spoke Zarathustra



February 25, 2009


Nietzsche, cont.;


Read Deleuze, “Nomad Thought,” xerox?




March 4, 2009


Hegel (to section 4. Also: pp. 420 - 439.


Butler xerox


March 11, 2009 - Spring Break Reenactments; No class




March 18


How to Do Things With Words, Austin


SEC, Derrida


How Not to Deconstruct a Dominican, Ian Almond





March 25, 2009


Discipline and Punish




April 1, 2009


Of Grammatology




April Fools!








April 8, 2009


Lyotard (and lacan, insistence of the letter?)




April 15, 2009






April 22, 2009


A Thousand Plateaus, cont




April 29, 2009




May 6, 2009 - Projects Due - Reports





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Post Structuralist Rhetorical Practices, Again



1. Austin, J.L. How to do Things With Words.


Harvard University Press; 2nd edition (September 1, 1975)


ISBN-10: 0674411528




2. Deleuze, Gilles, and Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus


Paperback: 610 pages


Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (December 1987)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0816614024




3. Simulations. Jean Baudrillard


Paperback: 169 pages


Publisher: Semiotext(e) (January 1, 1983); ISBN-10: 0936756020




4. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish


Paperback: 352 pages


Publisher: Vintage (April 25, 1995)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0679752552




5. Hegel, GWF. Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller translation)


Paperback: 640 pages


Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 1, 1979)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0198245971




6. Klossowski, P. Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle


Paperback: 282 pages


Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group (April 2005)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0826477194




7. Lyotard, J-F, and Thebaud. Just Gaming


Paperback: 128 pages


Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (December 1985)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0816612773




8. Plato, The Sophist, (trans White);


Hackett, 1993. 087220202X




9. Plato, Phaedrus, (Trans Nehemas); Hackett, 1995.






10. Derrida, j. of Grammatology


Paperback: 456 pages


Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; Corrected edition (January 8, 1998)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0801858305




11. Derrida, J. Margins of Philosophy


Paperback: 330 pages


Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (January 1, 1985)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0226143260



12. Derrida, J Dissemination


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (February 15, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226143341




13. Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy & the Case of Wagner


Paperback: 240 pages


Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Ed edition (April 12, 1967)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0394703693




14. Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathrustra


Paperback: 316 pages


Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 17, 2006)


Language: English; ISBN-10: 0521602610




Baudrillard, Simulations

Baudrillard, The Ecstasy of Communication

Foucault, Deleuze

Valis, Philip K. Dick


Paper: No blankity reading of Blank!


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