Performative Rhetorics Schedule

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Sept 4: Introduction + discussion leader sign up

Sept 11:  Austin, How To Do Things With Words. Reading Post 1 due (slides)

Sept 18: Derrida, “Signature, Event, Context,” in Limited Inc + “Declarations of Independence.”  Reading Post 2 due (slides)

Sept 25: Searle Speech Acts, pages 1-71 + “Reply to Derrida.” Reading Post 3 due (slides)

Oct 2: Derrida, “Limited Inc a b c” and “Afterword: Toward an Ethic of Discussion,” in Limited Inc. Reading Post 4 due (slides)

Oct 9: S/R Paper 1 due. (Summarize Austin, Searle, or Derrida’s SEC or “Limited Inc” and read across another text we’ve read in this class)

Oct 16: Felman, The Scandal of the Speaking Body. Reading Post 5 due (slides)

Oct 23: Butler, Excitable Speech. Reading Post 6 due

Oct 30: Freud “Psychical Treatment” and Preface to Bernheim’s Suggestive Therapeutics; Borch-Jacobsen “Analytic Speech: From a Restricted to a General Rhetoric.” Reading Post 7 due

Nov 6: S/R Paper 2 due. (Summarize Felman, Butler, Freud, or Borch-Jacobsen and read across another text we’ve read together); discuss medium form paper–establish peer review groups of 3-4.

Nov 13: Bennett, Barad, Kirby (ch 1,3, & 5), and Ferris. Reading Post 8 due.

Nov 20—thanksgiving week

Nov 27: Derrida “Performative Powerlessness,” + Miller and Critchley. Reading Post 9 due

Dec 4: S/R Paper 3 (Summarize Bennett, Barad, or Kirby and read across another text we’ve read together)

Dec 10: medium form seminar paper due on canvas by 10 a.m.

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