14 September 2007

Academics: in touch with the common man

Highlights from my reading lists for COL5040F ("Displacements: From Petersburg to Los Angeles") and HIS1020F ("Cultural Theory/Cultural History"):

  • Tim Cresswell's Place: An Introduction
  • Katherine Verdery's The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Post-Socialist Transylvania
  • Carlo Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller
  • Anne McClintock's Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Context
  • Thomas Laquer's Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation

There's more. Lots more. In three weeks we will be talking about African Vampires in HIS1997F ("The Practice of History"), and several weeks after that, about food; two upcoming classes will be taken up with tours of the library; and on October 16 my "reading" is to watch 3 Chinese art films, and take notes.

I love graduate school.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dude, i totally had to read both some of the cheese and the worms and imperial leather for my historiography class last year. Imperial Leather is really weird and involves crazy maps with rivers representing the patriarchy and stuff. Sounds fun! haha.