3rd Field List

THIRD FIELD LIST:
Surface, Sentiment, & Sexuality

My third field considers the affordances of the illusion of narrative depth (in the novel and moving-image culture) in terms of juxtaposed surfaces – that is, as a process of reading the interlocking aesthetic, affective, and erotic facades of fiction. As such, it includes readings from the fields of aesthetics, affect, reader response, narrative, psychology, and gender & sexuality studies, as well as visual cultures.

Aesthetics:
• Edmund Burke, On the Sublime & Beautiful, 1756
• Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment, 1790
• Schiller, from On the Aesthetic Education of Man, 1794
• Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp,” 1964
• Adorno, from Aesthetic Theory, 1970

History & Culture:
• Karl Marx, “Commodity Fetish,” 1867
• Walter Benjamin, selections: The Arcades Project, 1940
• Roland Barthes, Mythologies, 1957
• Michel Foucault, from The Order of Things, 1966
• Althusser, “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses,” 1970
• Michel Foucault, History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, 1978
• Hayden White: “The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality,”1980
• Deleuze & Guattari, One Thousand Plateaus, 1980
• Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, 1991

Language, Narrative, & Readership:
• Poulet, “The Phenomenon of Reading,” NLH, 1969
• Hans Robert Jauss: “Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory,” NLH, 1970
• Gerard Genette, Narrative Discourse: An Essay In Method, 1972
• Stanley Fish, “Interpreting the Variorum,” Critical Inquiry, 1976
• Wolfgang Iser, “Grasping a Text,” 1978
• Julia Kristeva, Desire in Language, 1980
• Mikhail Bakhtin, “Discourse in the Novel,” 1981
D.A. Miller, “Anal Rope,” Representations, 1990
• Stephen Best & Sharon Marcus, “Surface Reading,” Representations, Vol. 108, 2009

Affect:
• Silvan Tomkins, ed. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Shame & Its Sisters, 1995
• Sianne Ngai, Ugly Feelings, 2007
• Lauren Berlant, The Female Complaint, 2008
• Rei Terada, Introduction: Looking Away, 2009
• Heather Love, from Feeling Backward, 2009

Psychology:
• Artemidorus, from Oneirocritica (The Interpretation of Dreams), 2nd c. BCE
• Freud, the 3 Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, 1910
• Freud, from The Interpretation of Dreams, 1913
• Lacan, Seminar XI, “Tuché & Automaton,” “The Eye & the Gaze,” 1973
• Lacan, Seminar XX, “On Jouissance,” “God & Woman’s Jouissance,”1975
• Helene Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Signs, 1976
• Luce Irigiray, “This Sex Which is Not One,” 1981

Feminism and Gender & Sexuality:
• Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, 1929
• Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949
• Betty Friedan, from The Feminine Mystique, 1963
• bell hooks, selections from Ain’t I a Woman, 1981
• S. Gilbert & S. Gubar, “Sexual Linguistics: Gender, Language, Sexuality,” NLH, 1985
• Judith Butler, Gender Trouble, 1990
• Shoshanna Felman, What Does A Woman Want? Reading and Sexual Difference, 1993
• Barbara Johnson, The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender, 1998
• Eric Naiman, Nabokov, Perversely, 2010

Visual Culture & the Moving Image:
• Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility,” 1936
• Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle, 1967
• Jean-Pierre Oudart, “Cinema & Suture,” 1969
• Raymond Williams, Television: Technology and Cultural Form, 1974
• Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, 1980
• Jean Baudrillard, “Simulacra and Simulation,” 1981
• Laura Mulvey, from Visual & Other Pleasures, 1989
• Jonathan Crary, Techniques of the Observer, 1990
• Barbara Creed, from The Monstrous Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, 1993
• Linda Williams, ed., Viewing Positions, 1994
• Vivian Sobchack, from Carnal Thoughts, 2004
• Linda Williams, Screening Sex, 2008
• Jennifer Hayward, Consuming Pleasures, 2009
• Elizabeth Abel, Signs of the Times, 2010
• Mark Goble, Introduction: Beautiful Circuits: Modernism & the Mediated Life, 2010

Films:
• The Kiss, dir. Thomas Edison, 1896
• Imitation of Life, dir. John M. Stahl, 1934
• Rope, dir, Alfred Hitchcock, 1948
• All About Eve, dir. Bill Sampson, 1950
• Imitation of Life, dir. Douglas Sirk, 1959
• Psycho, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960
Peeping Tom, dir. Michael Powell, 1960
Lolita, dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1962
Kiss, 1963, Blow Job, 1964, dir. Andy Warhol
The Graduate, dir. Mike Nichols, 1967
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, dir. Melvin Van Peebles, 1971
Deep Throat, dir. Gerard Damiano, 1972
• Jeanne Dielman, dir. Chantal Ackerman, 1975
• Taxi Driver, dir. Martin Scorsese, 1976
American Gigolo, dir. Paul Schrader, 1980
• Bladerunner, dir. Ridley Scott, 1982
• Lolita, dir. Adrian Lyne, 1997
• American Beauty, dir. Sam Mendes, 1999
• American Psycho, dir. Mary Herron, 2000
Antichrist, dir. Lars von Trier, 2009
• The Help, dir. Tate Taylor, 2011
• The Master, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012

Television:
I Love Lucy, cre. Jess Oppenheimer & Desi Arnaz, 6 seasons: 1951-7
• The Wire, cre. David Simon, 5 seasons: 2002-2008
• Mad Men, cre. Matthew Weiner, 6 seasons: 2007 –
• Breaking Bad, cre. Vince Gilligan, 5 seasons: 2008 –
• Downton Abbey, cre. Julian Fellows, 3 seasons: 2010 –
• Girls, cre. Lena Dunham, 2 seasons: 2012
 

One thought on “3rd Field List

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share these lists with us! I will certainly be trying to absorb a bunch of these Titles! =]

    Good luck with your final exams!!!

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