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 (slides)
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 (slides)
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 20—thanksgiving week
Nov 27: Derrida “Performative Powerlessness,” + Miller and Critchley. Reading Post 9 due (slides)
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.