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ENGL5845M
Module Reading List

Writing Identities: Criticism, Creativity, Practice, 2019/20, 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)

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

Kimberly Campanello, MOTHERBABYHOME (Zimzalla, 2019)      

Zaffar Kunial, Us (Faber, 2018)    

Zaffar Kunial, Six (Faber, 2019)  

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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) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 11/08/2017)* 

Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions (1782) (  : book 1.  ed. and trans. J. M. Cohen, Penguin, 1953) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 15/08/2017) **

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’ ) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) *

Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id (1923) ( : 1, ‘Consciousness and the Unconscious’; 2, ‘The Ego and the Id.’ ) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) **

Sigmund Freud, On metapsychology : the theory of psychoanalysis : 'Beyond the pleasure principle' 'The Ego and the id' and other works ISBN: 0140138013 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 25/08/2017) ( '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) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) *

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.”’) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) *

Edward Said, Orientalism (1978) ( : 'Introduction’) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) *

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985) (  : ‘12 A Matter of Identity’) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) **

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’) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) ** 

Paul Gilroy, Between camps : nations, cultures and the allure of race ISBN: 0415343658 (2000) (  : ‘Identity, Belonging, and the Critique of Pure Sameness.’) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KAB 14/08/2017) *

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)

Matthew Reynolds, Translation : a very short introduction ISBN: 9780191020094 (e-book) (2017)

This list was last updated on 09/09/2019