Rhetoric and Identification Texts

Burke, A Rhetoric of Motives (with selections from Biesecker’s Addressing Postmodernity)

Borch-Jacobsen, The Emotional Tie

Butler, The Psychic Life of Power

Derrida, “Mnemosyne,” from Memoires: For Paul de Man.

Freud, Group Psychology, 

—. The Ego and the Id

—. “Mourning and Melancholia”

—. “Psychical Treatment”

—. The Freud/Einstein correspondence

Lacan, “The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I” (1949 version),

—. essays on the gaze in Four Fundamental Concepts

Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe, and Jean-Luc Nancy. “The Unconscious is Destructured Like an Affect” (Stanford Literature Review 6 (fall 1989): 191-209).

Nancy, The Inoperative Community

—. Selections from Being Singular Plural

Ronell, Crack Wars: Literature Addiction Mania

—.  “On Friendship; Or, Kathy Goes to Hell” (The UberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell. Ed. Diane Davis. U of Illinois P, 2007.


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