The first lecture of each unit will focus on the primary text for that unit. The lectures in the remaining weeks of that unit will look at the primary text in relation to the stated theory. You will cover the same material each week in your seminars.
Introduction to the Module: Why Theory Matters powerpoint)
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Unit 1: Nation, Culture, Place
am Selvon, The Lonely Londoners (1956)
Lecturer for this unit: Dr Mike Niblett
Unit 2: Between Historical and Contemporary
Kushner: The Flamethrowers (2013)
A Return to the 70s: The Flamethrowers as a Historical Novel
Lecturer for this unit: Dr. Myka Tucker-Abramson
Nicholas Dames "Seventies Throwback Fiction" (https://nplusonemag.com/issue-21/reviews/seventies-throwback-fiction/) (http://www.theparisreview.org/art-photography/6197/curated-by-rachel-kushner-the-flamethrowers) Rachel Kushner "Art and Photography"
Kushner: The Role of Art in the Age of Finance: The Flamethrowers as a Novel about Art
Adorno "Commitment" (New Left Review- http://0-newleftreview.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/I/87-88/theodor-adorno-commitment
Nicholas Brown "The Work of Art in the Age of its Real Subsumption Under Capitalism" (http://nonsite.org/editorial/the-work-of-art-in-the-age-of-its-real-subsumption-under-capital) Supplemental: Michael Fried "Art and Objecthood"
(NB: lecture sound had problems)
Kushner: China Girls and Feminist Revolutionaries: The Flamethrowers as a Feminist Novel
Silvia Federici and the Wages for Housework Committee "Wages Against Housework" (https://caringlabor.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/silvia-federici-wages-against-housework/#more-373)
Valerie Solanas "Scum Manifesto" (available soon)
Supplemental: Shulamith Firestone Dialectic of Sex "On American Feminism"
Kushner: The Coming Insurrection: The Flamethrowers as a contemporary novel
Philip Mirowski Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste "One More Red Nightmare" Book in Library
Supplemental: Tiqqun The Coming Insurrection "A Point of Clarification"
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