Literary Matters

2021 Readings

(R) = reread, * = favourite. 

Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

Qiu Miaojin: Notes of a Crocodile. [Translated by Bonnie Huie.]

Robert Sinnerbrink: New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images.

Gilles Deleuze: Cinema I: The Movement-Image. [Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam.]

Cinema II: The Time-Image. [Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta.]

Danez Smith: Don’t Call Us Dead.

Jennifer M. Barker: The Tactile Eye: Touch and the Cinematic Experience. 

Christopher Chitty: Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System. *

Lola Olufemi: Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power.

Daniel Mendelsohn: The Bad Boy of Athens: Classics from the Greeks to Game of Thrones. 

Jacqueline Rose: Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty. 

Terrance Hayes: American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin.

Robert Sinnerbrink: Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film.

Sarah Howe: Loop of Jade. (R)

Annette Kuhn: Ratcatcher.

Jacques Derrida: On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. [Translated by Mark Dooley and Michael Hughes.]

C. Paul Sellors: Film Authorship: Auteurs and other Myths

Martine Beugnet: Claire Denis.

Judith Mayne: Claire Denis.

Marjorie Vecchio (editor): The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border.

James Udden: No Man an Island: The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Richard I. Suchenski (editor): Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Garth Greenwell: Cleanness. *

Bérénice Reynaud: A City of Sadness.

Peng Hsiao-yen (editor): The Assassin: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s World of Tang China

Gohar Homayounpour: Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran.

Adam Phillips: On Wanting to Change.

Anahid Nersessian: Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse.

Brandon Taylor: Real Life.

Robert A. Rosenstone: History on Film/Film on History.

Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire: Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn.

Mieko Kawakami: Heaven. [Translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd.] *

Machado de Assis: Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. [Translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson.]

Michel Chion: Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. [Translated by Claudia Gorbman.]

Flannery Wilson: New Taiwanese Cinema in Context: Moving Within and Beyond the Frame.

Guo-juin Hong: Taiwan Cinema: A Contested Nation on Screen.

Erika Balsom: Ten Skies.

Nick Pinkerton: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Tom Stoppard: The Invention of Love.

Kate Ince: The Cinema of Mia Hansen-Løve: Candour and Vulnerability.

Henri Cole: Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems 1982-2007.

Eavan Boland: The Historians

Gwendolyn Brooks: The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks.

James Quandt (editor): Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Adonis: Songs of Mihyar the Damascene. [Translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid and Ivan Eubanks.]

James Naremore: Letter from an Unknown Woman.

Erica McAlpine: The Poet’s Mistake.

Alice Oswald: The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile.

Dart. (R)

Woods etc.

Memorial. (R) *

Falling Awake. (R)

Nobody. (R) *

Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

D.A. Miller: Second Time Around: From Art House to DVD.

John Burnside: Selected Poems.

Gift Songs.

The Hunt in the Forest. *

Black Cat Bone. (R)

All One Breath.

Still Life with Feeding Snake.

Learning to Sleep.

Parwana Fayyaz: Forty Names.

Kaveh Akbar: Calling a Wolf a Wolf.

Amia Srinivasan: The Right to Sex. *

Sarah Schulman: The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination.

Raymond Williams: Culture and Society 1780-1950

Brian Dillon: Suppose a Sentence.

Elizabeth Hardwick: Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature

Shon Faye: The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Paul B. Preciado: Can the Monster Speak?: A Report to an Academy of Psychoanalysts. [Translated by Frank Wynne.]

Peter Ackroyd: Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day.

Louise Glück: Winter Recipes from the Collective

Ishion Hutchinson: Far District.

Sadeq Hedayat: The Blind Owl and Other Stories. [Translated by D.P. Costello and Deborah Miller Mostaghel.]

Janet Malcolm: Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. *

Giovanni Marchini Camia and Annabel Brady-Brown (editors): Memoria.

Tom Feiling: Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the New Colombia

Walter Benjamin: Illuminations. [Translated by Harry Zorn.] 

Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle.

Rashid Khalidi: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance

Anne Carson: H of H Playbook

Men in the Off Hours




Norma Jeane Baker of Troy.

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