Colloquium Series Fall 1992
Levis Faculty Center Monday 8:00 pm






14 September

Da'an Pan

Comparative Literature: "The Purloined Letter and the 'Purblind' Lacan: A Semiotic Rereading"




Nancy Blake Comparative Literature
Tamise Van Pelt English



Background Reading:

Edgar Allen Poe, "The Purloined Letter"
Jacques Lacan, "Seminar on 'The Purloined Letter'"
Shoshana Felman, "The Case of Poe: Applications/Implications of Psychoanalysis"







12 October

Sagri Dhairyam

English: "A Poetics for Lesbian Identity"








Robert McCruer English
Melissa Orlie Political Science



Background Reading:

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (selections)
Gayatri Spivak, "In a Word"










9 November

Carl Estabrook

Visiting Scholar: "The Beginning of All Criticism: Christianity and Historical Materialism"




Jean-Phillipe Mathy French
William Schoedel Religious Studies



Background Reading:

Perry Anderson, "Structure and Subject"
Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, "Human Nature: Justice versus Power"
Herbert McCabe, "The Class Struggle and Christian Love"










7 December

The Performer's Workshop Ensemble:

"The Message, The Messenger, and the Mess:



Background Reading:

Herbert Brün, "Drawing Distinctions Links Contradictions"
Mark Enslin, "Teaching Composition Facing the Audience"
Deborah Langerman, "Towards a Hopeless Theater"
Susan Parenti, "Composition for Feminism"