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"

 

 

Respondents:

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"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respondents:

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"

 

 

Respondents:

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"