Spring 2012 Seminar
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Beyond Utopia? Art, Theory and the Coming of "Spring"

Additional Readings

On Art
Carrie Lambert-Beatty. "Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility." October 129 (Summer 2009): 51-84.

On Occupy Wall Street
David Graeber. "Occupy Wall Street’s Anarchist Roots." Aljazeera (November 30, 2011), 1-4.

"Understanding the Occupy Movement: Perspectives from Social Science." Berkley Journal of Sociology. Online Forum.

Yates McKee. "The Arts of Occupation." The Nation (December 11, 2011).

On Religious Freedom
Danchin, Peter et. al. "Publications." Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms & Local Practices. Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, 2011-2014. Web.

On the Arab Spring
Clay Shirkey. "The Political Power of Social Media." Foreign Affairs. (January/February 2011).

Evgeny Morozov. "Picking a Fight with Clay Shirkey." Foreign Policy. (January 15, 2011).

Jack Z. Bratich. "Kyber-Revoluts: Egypt, State-friended Media, and Secret Sovereign Networks." The New Everyday. (April 5, 2011).

Jack Z. Bratich. "User-Generated Discontent." Youtube. (August 17, 2011).

James Hay. "'Popular Culture' in a Critique of the New Political Reason" Cultural Studies (July-Sept. 2011). (link coming soon)

On Utopia/Dystopia
Fredric Jameson. "Of Islands and Trenches: Naturalization and the Production of Utopian Discourse." Diacritics. (Summer 1977): 2-21.

Martin Jay. "The Trouble With Nowhere." London Review of Books 22.11 (June 1, 2000): 23-24.

Robert T. Tally, Jr. "Sartre, Marcuse, and the Utopian Project Today." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. (March 2010).

Russell Jacoby. "Preface" and "The End of the End of the End of Ideology" in The End Of Utopia: Politics And Culture In An Age Of Apathy, New York: Basic, 2009, xi-28. (link coming soon)