Summer Reading Groups: Symptom, World, Scale — become a host!
V21 is pleased to announce our second annual Summer Reading Group series. This year’s topics are Symptom, World, and Scale; readings include primary texts, philosophical texts, and literary criticism.
The Chicago area group will meet for SCALE August 18 3-5pm, in the DePaul Library Rosati Room (2350 N Kenmore Ave).
Specifics for groups in other areas such as:
Los Angeles, CA
are available by emailing or tweeting us. Use #v21summer to discuss readings with the worldwide groups.
Join us in person or host one in your region! Write v21collective at gmail for PDFs of the readings, and we’ll gladly advertise any satellite groups here and through twitter; if you want to host a group and aren’t sure with whom you might collaborate, we can help facilitate connections. Satellite groups are welcome to use our syllabus from this year, from last year, or from your own desires.
Sigmund Freud, An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria
Fredric Jameson, The Political Unconscious (excerpt)
Eve Sedgwick, “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
Immanuel Wallerstein, World Systems Analysis: An Introduction (excerpt: Intro and Chaps 1,2)
Jason Moore, Capitalism and the Web of Life (excerpt)
Immanuel Kant, “On the Mathematical Sublime”
Franco Moretti, “Graphs, Maps, Trees”
Mark McGurl, “The Posthuman Comedy”
Julie Orlemanski, “Scales of Reading”