Material on Reserve,
HIKS Undergraduate Library

The following items are in order of viewing and reading, with cinematic works listed first, followed by the texts. My guess is that the texts will prove especially helpful as you work on your papers, allowing you to set the course readings in the context of the larger work. Remember that the cinematic and televisual works are required viewing; if you miss the Monday screening, then you are expected to watch what you missed in advance of class the following day.




Film and Video


Star Trek: TNG, “Cause and Effect”

X-Files, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”

X-Files, “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space

Chris Marker, La jetée

* Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, “Restless”

* Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, “Hush”

* Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, “The Body”

* Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, “Once More, With Feeling”

* X-Files, “The Postmodern Prometheus”

Ridley Scott, Blade Runner

Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix

Terry Gilliam, Brazil

David Fincher, Fight Club

    * Note bene: For copyright reason, the Buffy episodes and the X-Files episode, "The Postmodern Prometheus," will only be available on reserve for a short time.



Constance Penley, The Future of an Illusion: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis

Slavoj Zizek, For They Know Not What They Do: Enjoyment as a Political Factor

Slavoj Zizek, Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture

Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

Laura Mulvey, Visual and Other Pleasures

Kaja Silverman, The Subject of Semiotics

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Linda Hutcheon, A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation

Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Slavoj Zizek, Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology

Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Louis Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault, Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics

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