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  1. Beginning Theory, Text and Writing 9 items
    1. The Norton anthology of theory and criticism - Vincent B. Leitch 2010

      Book Core This is an excellent volume that contains a range of key theoretical works and which you will find of use well beyond this module.

    2. Ideology: an introduction - Terry Eagleton 2007

      Book 

    3. The Blackwell guide to literary theory - Gregory Castle 2007

      Book 

    4. Literary theory and criticism - Patricia Waugh 2006

      Book 

    5. Literary theory: a complete introduction - Sara Upstone 2017

      Book 

  2. WEEK BY WEEK READING

  3. Week 1: Theories of Allegory: A Reading and Writing Practice 8 items
    1. The origin of German tragic drama - Walter Benjamin, John Osborne 1985

      Book  Excerpts from this are part of your primary reading this week

    2. Blindness and insight: essays in the rhetoric of contemporary criticism - Paul De Man, Wlad Godzich 1983

      Book  Excerpts from this are part of your primary reading this week

    3. Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism - Fredric Jameson 23/1986

      Article  This essay is primary reading

    4. Illuminations - Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt 1999

      Book 

    5. The Cambridge Companion to Allegory 2010

      Book  Contributors assess allegory across a broad geographical and historical range

    6. Allegory - Jeremy Tambling 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  A good and accessible introduction to allegory

    7. Allegory - John MacQueen 1970

      Book 

  4. Week 2: Literature in the World-System 8 items
    1. Combined and uneven development: towards a new theory of world-literature - WReC (Warwick Research Collective) 2015

      Book  Excerpts from this are part of your primary reading this week

    2. The postcolonial unconscious - Neil Lazarus, ebrary, Inc 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. A history of the Modernist novel 2015

      Book  See: Laura Winkiel, ‘The Modernist Novel in the World System’, in A History of the Modernist Novel, ed. by Gregory Castle (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 408–28

  5. Week 3: No Future? 9 items
    1. Capitalist realism: is there no alternative? - Mark Fisher 2009

      Book  This is primary reading for week 3

    2. Cruel optimism - Lauren Gail Berlant c2011

      Book  This is primary reading for week 3

    3. Children of Men - Alfonso Cuaron 2006 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

  6. Week 4: Essay Clinic 1 item
    1. The Allyn & Bacon guide to writing - John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson 2015

      Book  This is a very useful text on the processes of successful academic writers. We refer to it in Week 4.

  7. Week 5: Feminist Killjoys, Melancholy Migrants and Unhappy Queers: Sara Ahmed’s textual and public politics 5 items
    1. The promise of happiness - Sara Ahmed 2010

      Book  The introduction of this book is primary reading for week 5

    2. Selfcare as Warfare | feministkilljoys

      Webpage  This blog post is primary reading for week 5

    3. Making Feminist Points | feministkilljoys

      Webpage  This blog post is primary reading for week 5

    4. The cultural politics of emotion - Sara Ahmed 2004

      Book 

  8. Week 6: There’s No Such Thing As Normal: Uncanny Sexualities 11 items
    1. Fun home: a family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel 2006

      Book  This is primary reading for week 6

    2. 'The Uncanny' - Freud, Sigmund

      Chapter  This is primary reading for week 6. There are lots of versions of Freud's 'Das Unheimlich (The Uncanny)' available in the library and in various theory readers listed above. Any of these is fine to use, though the best translation is by James Strachey, in the Standard Edition of Freud's Complete Psychological Works, vol 17

    3. Undoing gender - Judith Butler 2004

      Book  Excerpts from this are primary reading for week 6

    4. Heterosyncrasies: female sexuality when normal wasn't - Karma Lochrie c2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  The introduction of this book is particuarly useful for considering issues around normativity and the normal

    5. Disturbing practices: history, sexuality, and women's experience of modern war - Laura L. Doan 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book  Offers a new way for thinking about the historicisation of sexuality in relation to notions of the normal and abnormal

    6. Queer studies: an interdisciplinary reader - Stephen M. Valocchi, Robert J. Corber 2003

      Book  See in particular Ruth Goldman, ‘Who Is That Queer Queer? Exploring Norms Around Sexuality, Race, and Class in Queer Theory’ in Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology eds. Brett Beemyn and Mickey Eliason (New York: New York University Press, 1996) pp. 169-182

    7. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity - Judith P. Butler 1990

      Book 

    8. The history of sexuality - Michel Foucault, Robert Hurley 1990

      Book 

  9. Week 7: The Unconcept - the contemporary uncanny and its (mis)uses 6 items
    1. The Uncanny - Nicholas Royle 2003

      Book Core Please read for Week 7

    2. The new uncanny - Sarah Eyre, Ra Page 2008

      Book Core Please read for Week 7

    3. 'Creative Writers and Daydreaming' [1907] - Freud, Sigmund

      Chapter 

  10. Week 8: Making Strange: Reading the processes and products of digital fabrication 2 items
    1. New materialisms: ontology, agency, and politics - Diana H. Coole, Samantha Frost 2010

      Book Core Please read for Week 8: Making Strange: Reading the processes and products of digital fabrication

  11. Week 9: Genre Queer: Subversive auto/biographical practices AND Writing Clinic: Creative/Critical Hybrids 4 items
    1. I love Dick - Chris Kraus, Joan Hawkins 2016

      Book Core Please read for Week 9: Genre Queer: Subversive auto/biographical practices

    2. Bending genre: essays on creative nonfiction 2013

      Book Core Please read for Week 9: Genre Queer: Subversive auto/biographical practices

    3. The lost origins of the essay 2009

      Book  Those of you exploring hybrid critical/creative texts may find interesting models and precedents here.

  12. Week 10: Dialect, Slang and Non-Standard Language in Literature 10 items
    1. Dialect in film and literature - Jane Hodson 2014

      Book 

    2. Plays - Jim Cartwright, Jim Cartwright, Jim Cartwright, Jim Cartwright 1996

      Book  We will be looking at extracts from Cartwright's play 'Road' in class this week

    3. Buddha Da - Anne Donovan 2009

      Book  We will be looking at extracts from this book in class this week

    4. Fiere - Jackie Kay 2011

      Book  We will be looking at extracts from this collection in class this week

    5. Introducing Bakhtin - Sue Vice 1997

      Book 

  13. Weeks 11 and 12: Creative practice in the humanities and embodiment: cross/inter/transdisciplinarity, vitality dynamics and metaphor 4 items
    1. Dance movement therapy: a creative psychotherapeutic approach - Bonnie Meekums 2002

      Book 

    2. Nine ways of seeing a body - Sandra Reeve 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  14. Further Reading for Creative Writing 6 items
    1. The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E book - Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein c1984

      Book 

    2. Stories, theories and things - Christine Brooke-Rose 1991

      Book 

    3. Against expression: an anthology of conceptual writing - Craig Douglas Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith c2011

      Book 

    4. 'Being There: Anthropology and the Scene of Writing' - Geertz, Clifford

      Chapter 

    5. 'Voice' - Genette, Gerard

      Chapter