Saturday, November 10, 2012


Note.  Most Recent Addition: Lecture V, Part I of IV added August 2, 2012.  

November 10, 2012 update:  As it now seems that I will be returning to teach the course on occasion, I'll continue to post the original lectures once the course begins again in the Spring 2013 semester.

In the meantime, here are two talks related to these lectures: 

Remarks on the Successful Institutionalization and the Political Failure of Cultural Studies (2008)

Honoring and Engaging Aronowitz: Remaking the Knowledge Factory (2011)


Lecture I 

Lecture II 
Lecture III 
Borges: Fragments, Dreams, and the Meaning of Tradition - Part I
Borges: Fragments, Dreams, and the Meaning of Tradition - Part II (TBA)

Lecture IV  
Kafka and the Crisis of the Society of Discipline

Lecture V 
Degeneracy, Culture, and Critique, Part II (Notes)

Lecture VI  
Fetishism and Popular Culture - Umberto Eco's Casablanca

Lecture VII (TBA - notes only)  
The Frankfurt School and Cultural Studies

Lecture IX  (TBA)
Intellectuals, Power, and Commitment

Lecture X  (TBA)
The American Reception -- Social and Cultural Context

Lecture XI  (TBA)
The American Reception - Identity, Authenticity, and "Multiculturalism"

Lecture XII  (TBA)
Societies of Control

Lecture XIII  (TBA) 
Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies