From Jennifer Einspahr:

Arendt, Hannah.  On the Human Condition.  1958.

-------- .  Between Past and Future.  New York:  Penguin, 1993.

Barber, Benjamin.  Strong Democracy.  1984.

Beauvoir, Simone de.  The Second Sex.  Ed. and Trans. by H.M. Parshely.  New York:  Vintage Books, 1989.

Brown, Wendy.  States of Injury.  Princeton 1995.

Bourdieu, Pierre.  Outline of a Theory of Practice.  Cambridge:  Cambridge Univeristy Press, 1997.

Butler, Judith.  Gender Trouble:  Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.  New York:  Routledge, 1990.

--------.  The Psychic Life of Power.  1997.

Connell, Robert W.  Gender and Power:  Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 1987.

Crenshaw, Kimberle.  “Mapping the Margins:  Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.”  Stanford Law Review:  1241, 1991.

Dewey, John.  Experience and Nature.  1925.

--------.  Freedom and Culture.  1939.

Domosh, Mona and Joni Seager.  Putting Women in Place.  New York:  The Guilford Press, 1991.

Giddens, Anthony. The Giddens Reader.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 1993.

Foucault, Michel.  Discipline and Punish; History of Sexuality I and II; and others.

Fraser, Nancy.  Justice Interruptus.  1997.

Harvey, David.  Spaces of Capital.  New York:  Routledge, 2001. 

Hirschmann, Nancy.  The Subject of Liberty:  Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2003.

hooks, bell.  From Margin to Center.  2000.

Kaufman-Osborn, Timothy V.  Creatures of Prometheus:  Gender and the Politics of Technology.  Lanham:  Rowman and Littlefield, 1997.

Keenan, Alan.  Democracy in Question.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2003.

Lorber, Judith.  Paradoxes of Gender.  1994.

MacKinnon, Catharine.  Various.

MacPherson, C.B.  Democratic theory:  Essays in retrieval.  Oxford:  Clarendon Press. 1973. 

Marx, Karl.  Manuscripts, Jewish Question, German Ideology especially.

Massey, Doreen.  Space, Place, and Gender.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

McDowell, Linda.  Gender, Identity, and Place:  Understanding Feminist Geographies.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Moi, Toril.  What is a Woman?   1999.

Pettit, Phillip.  1997. Republicanism:  A theory of freedom and government.  Oxford:  Claredon Press.

--------.  2001.  A theory of freedom.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.  Social Contract; First and Second Discourses, especially.

Scarry, Elaine.  The Body in Pain.  1985.

Sewell, William H.  “A Theory of Structure:  Duality, Agency, and Transformation.” 

            American Journal of Sociology.  Vol. 98, Is. 1 (July, 1992) 1-29.

Soja, Edward.  Postmodern Geographies:  The Reassertion of Space in Critical Theory.

New York:  Verso, 1989.

Stevens, Jacqueline.  Reproducing the State.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press,


Wittgenstein, Ludwig.  Philosophical Investigations, 1963; On Certainty, 1979.

Wolin, Sheldon. “Fugitive Democracy.”  in Seyla Benhabib, ed.  Democracy and Difference.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 1996, 31-45.

--------.   Politics and Vision.  2006.

Young, Iris Marion.  Justice and the Politics of Difference.  Princeton:  Princeton

            University Press,1990.

--------.  On Female Body Experience.  Oxford:  2005.

Zerilli, Linda.  Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom.  Chicago:  2005. 


From Greg Wright

First-String Texts

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle

Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation; America

Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text; S/Z; Mythologies; Camera Lucida; Elements of Semiology

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison; The Order of Things

Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image; Cinema 2: The Time-Image

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus; A Thousand Plateaus

Janet Staiger, Media Reception Studies

Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture

Edward Said, Beginnings: Intention and Method; Orientalism

Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life; The Man without Content

Robert Aunger, The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think

Susan Blackmore, The Meme Machine

George Bluestone, Novels into Film

David Bodanis, Web of Words: The Ideas Behind Politics

Cathy Caruth, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History

Ross Chambers, Loiterature

Paul Cilliers, Complexity and Postmodernism: Understanding Complex Systems

Carol J. Clover, Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film

Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene; The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation

Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Interconnected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses; Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media

Brian Massumi, Parables for the Virtual: Affect, Movement, Sensation

Brian McFarlane, Novel to Film: An Introduction to the Theory of Adaptation

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

J. Hillis Miller, Ariadne’s Thread: Story Lines

Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History


Second-String Texts

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire

Slavoj Žižek, Enjoy Your Symptom!; Organs without Bodies

Louis Althusser, Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses: Notes Toward an Investigation

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity; Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

M. M. Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

Ken Knabb, ed., The Situationist International Anthology

Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space

Edward Soja, Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory

Graeme Turner, Film as Social Practice

Frederic Jameson, Signatures of the Visible; Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Jean-Luc Nancy, Being Singular Plural; The Sense of the World

Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth; Black Skin, White Masks

Laura Mulvey, Visual and Other Pleasures; Death at 24x a Second

Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle; Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria; Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious; Civilization and Its Discontents

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

Antonio Benítez-Rojo, The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective

Judith Roof, Come as You Are: Sexuality and Narrative

Achille Mbembe, On the Postcolony

Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera

Gayatri Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present

Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style

Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment; The Culture Industry

Julia Kristeva, Revolution in Poetic Language; Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection



From Amelia Katanski

Acoose, Janice et al.  Reasoning Together:  The Native Critics’ Collective.  2008.

Ahmad, Aijaz.  In Theory:  Classes, Nations, Literatures.

Basso, Keith.  Portraits of “the Whiteman”:  Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols Among the Western Apache.

-----.  Wisdom Sits in Places:  Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache.

Bakhtin, MM.  The Dialogic Imagination.

-----.  Speech Genres and Other Late Essays

Bell, Derrick.  And We Are Not Saved.

Clifford, James.  “Traveling Culture.”

Clifford, James, ed..  Writing Culture:  The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography.

Cruikshank, Julie.  The Social Life of Stories:  Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory.  1998.

Crenshaw, Kimberle, et al.  Critical Race Theory:  Key Writings that Formed the Movement.

Fanon, Frantz.  The Wretched of the Earth.

Fletcher, Matthew LM.  American Indian Education:  Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle and the Law, 2008.

Foucault, Michel.  Discipline and Punish.

-----.The History of Sexuality.

Gates, Henry Louis.  The Signifying Monkey:  A Theory of African American Literary Criticism.

Gates, Henry Louis, ed.  “Race” Writing and Difference.

Jameson, Frederick.  The Political Unconscious.

Kroskrity, Paul.  Language, History and Identity  U Arizona Press.

Morrison, Toni.  Playing in the Dark:  Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o.  Decolonizing the Mind:  The Politics of Language in African Literature.

Pratt, Mary Louise.  Imperial Eyes:  Travel Writing and Transculturation.

Said, Edward.  Culture and Imperialism.

-----.  Orientalism.

-----.  “Preface to Orientalism” 2001.

Sarris, Keeping Slug Woman Alive:  A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai, Decolonizing Methodologies:  Research and Indigenous People.  London:  Zed, 1999.

Teuton, Sean.  Red Land, Red Power:  Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel.  2008.

Vizenor, Gerald.  Manifest Manners:  Narratives on Postindian Survivance.

Volosinov, VN.  Marxism and the Philosophy of Language.

Williams, Patricia.  The Alchemy of Race and Rights. 1991.

Williams, Robert.  The American Indian in Western Legal Thought:  Discourses of Conquest.

-----. Linking Arms Together:  American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace, 1999.

Womack, Craig. Red on Red:  Native American Literary Separatism.  U Minnesota, 1999.

Womack, Craig, Robert Allen Warrior and Jace Weaver, American Indian Literary Nationalism.  2006.

Warrior, Robert Allen.  Tribal Secrets:  Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions.

-----.  The People and the Word:  Reading Native Nonfiction.