Category Archives: class topics

Said (part two)

Said, Culture and Imperialism, 191-336


Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (1993), xi-xxviii, 3-80


Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (1983), 1-65, 141-154, 163-185
Term paper, stage three: Revised project proposal due

Fanon (part two)

Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
Brief essay due


Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1961)

Williams; Hall

Raymond Williams, “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory† (1973)
Raymond Williams, Marxism and Literature (1977): section II, “Cultural Theory†
Stuart Hall, “Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms† (1980)
Stuart Hall, “Signification, Representation, Ideology: Althusser and the Post-Structuralist Debates† (1985)


Antonio Gramsci, selections from The Prison Notebooks (1929-35, 1949)
Chantal Mouffe, “Hegemony and Ideology in Gramsci† (1979)
Stuart Hall, “Gramsci’s Relevance for the Study of Race and Ethnicity” (1986)
Term paper, stage two: Preliminary bibliography due


Louis Althusser, “Contradiction and Overdetermination: Notes for an Investigation† (1962)
Louis Althusser, “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes towards an Investigation)† (1969)

Benjamin; Adorno & Horkheimer

Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction† (1939)
Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception† (1944)
Term paper, stage one: Preliminary project proposal due

Marx; Marx & Engels (part two)

Karl Marx, Capital, vol. 1 (1867), chapter 1, “Commodities†; chapter 6, “The Buying and Selling of Labour-Power†
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The German Ideology (1845-46), part I, section A, “Idealism and Materialism†
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852), part III
Karl Marx, preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859)
Brief essay due