Weekly Reading Post Leaders
Leaders are responsible for writing the opening post for each reading, to which others will respond. Leader’s posts are due on the Canvas discussion board by the Saturday before the class in which we discuss the text; substantial responses due by Tuesday at noon.
Post 1, due Sept 8: Austin, How to Do Things With Words
Post 2, due Sept 15: Derrida, “Signature, Event, Context,” in Limited Inc + “Declarations of Independence”
- Tristin Hooker
Post 3, due Sept 22: Searle Speech Act Theory + “Reply to Derrida”
Post 4, due Sept 29: Derrida, “Limited Inc a b c” and “Afterword: Toward an Ethic of Discussion,” in Limited Inc
Post 5, due Oct 13: Felman, The Scandal of the Speaking Body
- Hannah Foltz
Post 6, due Oct 20: Butler, Excitable Speech
Post 7, Oct 27: Freud “Psychical Treatment” and Preface to Bernheim’s Suggestive Therapeutics; Borch-Jacobsen “Analytic Speech: From a Restricted to a General Rhetoric”
- Tristan Hanson
Post 8, due Nov 10— Bennett “A Vitalist Stopover,” Barad “Posthumanist Performativity,” Kirby from Quantum Anthropologies, and Ferris “How Brainless Slime Molds Redefine Intelligence”
- Hannah Hopkins
Post 9, Nov 24 – Derrida “Performative Powerlessness,” + Miller and Critchley
- K. J.