Schedule of Work

Unit 1: Introduction to Space

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Intros, preview course themes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Read: Invisible Man, prologue & chapters 1-2

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Read: Invisible Man, chapter 3-4

Read: selection from Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Read: Invisible Man, chapters 5-6

Meeting Graduate Students 3:30-4:30 to discuss Henri Lefebvre

Unit 2 Narrative and Space

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Read: Invisible Man: Chapters 7-8

Read: Raymond Williams, “People of the City”

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Read: Invisible Man, Chapters 9-10

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Read: David Alworth, selection from Site Reading, undergrads

Read: David Alworth, selection from Site Reading, graduate students

Read: Colson Whitehead, “City Limits”

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Read: The Flamethrowers 1-43

Read: David Wojnarowicz, “Guy on Second Avenue” “Boy in Coffee Shop”

Meeting Graduate Students 3:30-4:30 to discuss Michel de Certeau

Unit 3: Walking in the City

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Read: Michel de Certeau, “Walking in the City”

Read: Invisible Man Chapters 12-13

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Read: The Flamethrowers 44-104

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Read: Frank O’Hara, selected poems

Read: David Wojnarowicz, “Young Woman in Coffee Shop on the Lower East Side”

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Read: Alan Ginsberg, Howl

Meeting Graduate Students 3:30-4:30 to discuss Sara Ahmed

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Read: 10:04 One

Unit 4: Identity and Space

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Read: Catherine Texier “Scenes of New York Life #7” and “Red Fear”

Visual Representations 1

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Read: Sara Ahmed, “Queer Orientation” grad

Sara Ahmed, “Queer Orientation” undergrad

Read: David Wojnarowicz, “Boy in Horn and Hardarts” “The Waterfront”

Catherine Liu, “Monday in the Park with Brian”

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Read: Lynne Tillman, “Dead Summer”

Read: Pedro Pietri, “Puerto Rican Obituary”

Meeting Graduate Students 3:30-4:30 to discuss David Harvey

Harvey_Rebel_cities

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Read: Selections from poems Miguel Pinero

Selections from poems Eileen Myles

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Class cancelled—instructor at Association of the Study of Arts of the Present

Read: The Flamethrowers 186-293

Unit 5: Protest in the City

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Discuss: The Flamethrowers 186-293

Read: David Harvey, selection from Rebel Cities

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Discuss: The Flamethrowers 186-293

Visual Representations 2

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Read: Invisible Man Chapters 14-19

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Read: Kim Stanley Robinson, selection from New York 2140

Unit 6: The Future of the City. November 14, November 16, November 21

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Read: Invisible Man, Chapters 20-End

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Read: The Flamethrowers 294-End

Meeting Graduate Students 3:30-4:30 to discuss Jose Munoz

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Read: 10:04 Two

Thursday, November 23, 2017

No Class–Thanksgiving

Unit 7: Bringing It All Together: November 28, November 30, December 5, December 7

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Read: 10:04 Three

Visual Representations 3

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Read: 10:04 Four

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Read: 10:04 Five

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Visual Representations 4