Reading Group

Current Theme: 

Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing:

  • 01/16 – Emmanuel Levinas – “Enjoyment and Nourishment” and Peter Singer – “All Animals are Equal”
  • 01/23 – Jacques Derrida + Jean-Luc Nancy – “Eating Well”
  • 01/30 – Giorgio Agamben, “Mysterium disiunctionis,” “The Anthropological Machine,” and “Anthropogenesis” in The Open
  • 02/06 – Alphonso Lingis,”Bestiality”
  • 02/13 – Tim Ingold, “Anthropology comes to Life” in Being Alive: Essays on Movement Knowledge and Description
  • 02/20 – Donna Haraway, “The Companion Species Manifesto”
  • 02/27 – Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, “Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism” in Cannibal Metaphysics
  • 03/06 – Gilles Deleuze, TBA in A Thousand Plateus
  • 03/13 – David Abram, “The Speech of Things” and “The Discourse of the Birds” in Becoming Animal
  • 03/20 – Astrida Neimanis, “Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes”
  • 03/27 – Fernand Deligny, “The Arachnean” (excerpts)
  • 04/03 – Philippe Descola, “Metaphysics of Morals” from Beyond Nature and Culture
  • 04/10 – Eduardo Kohn, “Introduction” from How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology Beyond the Human
  • 04/17 – Jacques Derrida – “The Animal That Therefore I am” pp. 369-397
  • 04/24 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

Coming Soon:

Disability Studies, Summer 2018

Past Themes:

  • Insurrectionary Subjectivities, Fall 2017
  • Queer Futures, Summer 2017
  • Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy, Spring 2017
  • Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School, Fall 2016
  • Get It?! Continental Philosophy and Humor, Spring, 2016
  • Lacan Demystified, Winter, 2016
  • PHILOSOPHY and HORROR, Fall 2015
  • Continental Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, Summer 2015
  • The Rediscovery of Hegel, Spring 2015
  • Get a Life: Philosophy of Life, Summer 2014
  • Space Camp: Philosophy of Space, Summer 2013

Master List:

A list of (almost) every reading we have ever done can be found HERE (no pdfs).

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