Readings & Viewings

Below are the links to the readings & viewings. You’ll need an active UWNetID to access the pdf files.

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The full bibliography will be made available for you soon.

Week 1: required
Maron, “Place of Birth: Berlin”
Out My Window

optional
One Below the Queen (we’ll watch part of this in class)
Freud’s Uncanny essay

Week 2: required
Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (excerpt)
Norberg-Schulz, The Phenomenon of Place (excerpt)
Massey, ‘Philosophy and the Politics of Spatiality’
This Must Be the Place (watch 2 or more)
The Places We Live

optional
Geertz, Thick Description

Week 3: required
*note that this week the response is due on Monday!
Heddon, “Autotopography: The Place of the Self” *this version is missing her slides, but you can see similar images in a related piece here
Allnutt, Making Place
Sbrocchi, Remembering Place (excerpts) *if you’re interested in looking at her whole dissertation, it’s available for download via Proquest/UW Libraries
Welcome to Pine Point

optional
(you might find some of these useful for your research/writing)
Bell, Ghosts of Place
Gonzalez, Autotopography
Lippard, Lure of the Local (intro)
Hirsch, Surviving Images (on post-memory)

Week 4: required
Smith, “Community”
Kaplan, “On Language Memoir”
Shammas, “Autocartography”
Said, “Reflections on Exile”
Hermit in the Utah Woods (you only have to watch part of this)
Minka

optional:
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis (you can rent this DVD from any video store, and it’s also a wonderful graphic novel by the same author)
Misztal, Theories of Social Remembering (intro)

Week 5:
no readings this week

Week 6: required
Brown, “Listening to Queer Maps of the City”
Kerr, “We Know What the Problem Is”
Beaudry, Place in Place of: Alexandria (also check out the rest of his website)

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