Readings and films

Winter Quarter

Books for purchase:
Michael Ondaatje, Anil’s Ghost
James Dawes, That the World May Know
Gordon Cucullu, Inside Gitmo
Murat Kurnaz, Five Years of My Life
Marc Flakoff, ed., Poems from Guantánamo
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Shorter readings:
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, Or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Essay Is About You” from Touching, Feeling
Michel Foucault, “The Body of the Condemned”
Stanley Milgram, “Results of the Obedience Experiment”
Phillip Zimbardo, “You Can’t be a Sweet Cucumber in a Vinegar Barrel”
Jean Paul Sartre, “The Wall”
David Foster Wallace, “Laughing with Kafka”
Linda Hutcheon, “Risky Business” from Irony’s Edge
Regina Rheda, “The Neighbor from Hell”

Films:
The Oath, Dir. Laura Poitras (90 min)
Quiet Rage, Dir. Ken Musen (50 min)
Obedience, Dir. Stanley Milgram (45 min)

Fall Quarter

Books for purchase:
Samuel Moyn, The Last Utopia, Harvard UP, 9780674048720
Michael Ignatieff, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry, Princeton UP, 9780691114743
Beth Simmons, Mobilizing for Rights, Cambridge UP, 9780521712323
Judith Butler, Frames of War, Verso, 9781844676262

Human Rights Documents:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Shorter readings:
Thomas Keenan, “Pan to the Sky if Anything Unexpected Occurs”
Thomas Keenan, “‘Where Are Human Rights?’: Reading a Communiqué from Iraq”
Mary Ann Glendon, “The Land of Rights” from Rights Talk
Andreas Huyssen, “Present Pasts: Media, Politics, Amnesia”
Wendy Brown, ‘‘’The Most We Can Hope For . . .': Human Rights and the Politics of
Fatalism”
Patricia Williams, “The Pain of Word Bondage” from The Alchemy of Race and Rights
Makau Mutua, “Human Rights in Africa: The Limited Promise of Liberalism”
Information Office of the State Council (China), “Human Rights Record of the United States
in 2010”
U.S. Dept. of State, “2010 Human Rights Report: China”
Terry Eagleton, “Towards a Common Culture” from The Idea of Culture
Pierre Bourdieu, “Structures, Habitus, Practices” from The Logic of Practice
David Schwartz, “Habitus: a Cultural Theory of Action” from Culture and Power
Alice Nelson, “(Re)Inscribing Memory within the Chilean Postdictatorship Landscape”
James Young, “Introduction,” from The Texture of Memory
Jacques Rancière, “The Intolerable Image” from The Emancipated Spectator
WJT Mitchell, “Offending Images” from What Do Pictures Want?

Films:
Que Bom Te Ver Viva/How Nice to See You Alive
, Dir. Lúcia Murat, 100 minutes
War Photographer
, Dir. Christian Frei, 96 minutes
Ararat,
Dir. Atom Egoyan, 115 minutes
S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
, Dir. Rithy Panh, 101 minutes
Kiss of the Spider Woman
, Dir. Hector Babenco, 120 minutes