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Required Texts Language and Ideology

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Online course documents and readings posted on Blackboard. You are responsible for downloading and reading each text before the class session it is due, and bring a copy for discussion (printed or electronic).

  • Bakhtin, M.M.. “Language as Dialogic Interaction.” The Bakhtin Reader: Selected Writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov. Pam Morris. London: Edward Arnold, 1994.
  • Barthes, Roland. “Myth Today.” Mythologies. Trans. Annette Lavers. New York: Hill and Wang, 1984.
  • Baudrillard, Jean. “The Precession of the Simulacra.” Simulacra and Simulation. Ann Abor: Univ. of MI Press, 1994. Trans. Sheila Faria Glaser.
  • Bordo, Susan. “The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity.” Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Berkley: University of California Press, 2004 (10 Anniversary Ed). 165-184.
  • Bourdieu, Pierre. “The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language.” Language & Symbolic Power. Ed. John B. Thompson. Trans. Gino Raymond and Matthew Adamson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991. 37-65.
  • Braidotti, Rosi. The Posthuman. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2013. (selection)
  • Burke, Kenneth. “Terministic Screens.” Language as Symbolic Action. Berkely: UC Press, 1966. 44-62
  • Chiang, Ted. “Story of Your Life.” Stories of Your Life and Others. Vintage, reissue edition 2016. 91-146
  • Derrida, Jacques. “Différance.” Margins of Philosophy. Alan Bass. Chicago: Chicago P, 1982.
  • Foucault, Michel. “Panopticism.” Trans. Alan Sheridan. The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. 206-213
  • hooks, bell. “Black Self-Determination.” Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2013. 165-171.
  • Irigaray, Luce. “The Power of Discourse and the Subordination of the Feminine.” This Sex Which is Not One. Trans. Catherine Porter. Ithaca, NY: Cornel UP, 1985. 68-85
  • Kleinman, Sherryl. “Why Sexist Language Matters.” Qualitative Sociology. 25:2 (Summer 2002). 299-304
  • Lippi-Green, Rosina. “The Linguistic Facts of Life.” English with an Accent: Language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States. 2nd New York: Routledge, 2012. 5-26
  • Lyotard, Jean-François. The Post Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: Univ. of MN Press, 1984.
  • “Allegory of the Cave.” The Republic. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard UP, 1963.
  • Rutherford, Jonathan. “A Place Called Home: Identity and the Cultural Politics of Difference.” Identity: Community, Culture, Difference. Jonathan Rutherford. London: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, 1990. 9-27.
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de. Course in General Linguistics. Trans. Wade Baskin. Eds. Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965.
  • Tompkins, Jane. “A Short Course in Post-Structuralism.” College English, 50:7, 1988. 733-747