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ENGL5845M
Module Reading List

Writing Identities: Criticism, Creativity, Practice, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Jay Prosser
J.D.Prosser@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Texts for purchase:

Mark Blacklock, I'm Jack (London: Granta, 2015)

Jhumpa Lahiri, In other words ISBN: 9781408866139 (pbk.) : £9.99 (London: Bloomsbury, 2016)

Maggie Nelson, The argonauts ISBN: 9780993414916 (pbk.) : £9.99 (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2015)

Kate Tempest, Hold your own (London: Picador, 2014)

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Preparatory reading:

Charles Taylor, The Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (Harvard University Press, 1989)

Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., eds. Identities (Chicago University Press, 1995)

Judith Butler, Senses of the subject (Fordham University Press, 2015)

Vahni Capildeo, Measures of expatriation ISBN: 9781784101688 paperback; 1784101680 paperback (Carcanet, 2016)    : 11/1 'Handfast'; 93/VI -- 103/IV 'Measures of Expatriation'; 124/VII 'Stalker'

Simon Armitage, The Unaccompanied ISBN: 9780571333844 (hardback) (Faber, 2017)   

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Additional Secondary texts:

(by date)

** = texts to read first for seminars; * = if time, strongly recommended additional reading

Michel de Montaigne, Essays (1580). (  : book 3, chapter 3, 'On Experience':  ed. and trans. J. M. Cohen, Penguin , 1958) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions (1782) (  : book 1.  ed. and trans. J. M. Cohen, Penguin, 1953) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva **

William Wordsworth, The Prelude (1850)

Karl Marx with Friedrich Engels, The German Ideology (1846), ‘Theses on Feuerbach’ . 

William James, The Principles of Psychology (1890) ( : chapter x, ‘The Consciousness of Self’ ) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva *

Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id (1923) ( : 1, ‘Consciousness and the Unconscious’; 2, ‘The Ego and the Id.’ ) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva **

Sigmund Freud, On metapsychology : the theory of psychoanalysis : 'Beyond the pleasure principle' 'The Ego and the id' and other works ISBN: 0140138013 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva ( 'The Ego and the Id' -- in this, chapter 2 only, also called 'The Ego and the Id.')**

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949) (  : introduction) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva *

Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959)

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (1967) ( chapter 5, ‘The Fact of Blackness’)  

Erik Erikson, Identity, Youth and Crisis (1968)

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1 (1976) (  : Vol. 1 (1976) Part 1, ‘We “Other Victorians.”’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva *

Edward Said, Orientalism (1978) ( : 'Introduction’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva *

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985) (  : ‘12 A Matter of Identity’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva **

Jonathan Rutherford, ed. Identity : community, culture, difference (1990).

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) (  : 3.iv. ‘Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions.’)  **

Cathy Caruth, Unclaimed experience : trauma, narrative, and history (1996)

Sherry Turkle, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (1995) (‘Introduction: Identity in the Age of the Internet’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Paul Gilroy, Between camps : nations, cultures and the allure of race ISBN: 0415343658 (2000) (  : ‘Identity, Belonging, and the Critique of Pure Sameness.’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva *

Paul John Eakin, Living autobiographically : how we create identity in narrative (2008)

Barbara Johnson, Persons and things (2008)

Anna Poletti and Julie Rak, eds., Identity technologies : constructing the self online (2014)

Laurence Scott, The four-dimensional human : ways of being in the digital world (2015)

Writers' and artists' year book. (2017)

This list was last updated on 18/09/2017