Reading Group Announcements

Reading Group Meeting 2 — 2015-16 Make sure you add some University of Houston intended for thing to consider! You’ll including it. February 12, 2016 1-3 p.m., English Graduate Library — Led by Dr. Lauren Zentz (English Department) Texts (PDFs attached below): Sinfree Makoni and Alastair Pennycook, Chapter 1, Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages Recommended Reading: Pennycook, “The Myth of English as an International Language” Makoni&Pennycook2006 UH version Pennycook2006 UH versionReading Group Meeting 1 — 2015-16 October 30, 2015 1-3 p.m., English Graduate Library — Led by Auritro Majumder, and Duy Nguyen (Modern and Classical Languages) Texts (PDFs attached below): Fredric Jameson, Introduction to The Geopolitical Aesthetic; Jameson, “Cognitive Mapping” Recommended Reading: Jameson, Chapter 4, The Geopolitical Aesthetic (This last piece is an essay on the Filipino filmmaker Khidlat Tahimik’s Perfumed Nightmare (1977); the film along with some of Tahimik’s other works will be screened at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival between November 13-16, with the director in attendance — see Events) Fredric Jameson – Intro to The Geopolitical Aesthetic Jameson_Cognitive Mapping Jameson – (Recommended) Chapter 4 The Geopolitical AestheticGayatri Chakravorty Spivak The Empire Studies collective is pleased to announce a reading group discussion on January 30, 2015, 1-4 p.m. with Gayatri C. Spivak, University Professor at Columbia University. The discussion will be moderated by Auritro Majumder. Empire Studies will gather on Friday, January 16th at 2 pm in Roy Cullen room 105, to pre-discuss the four articles that Professor Spivak has chosen. PDFs are provided below: On the previous evening, Jan 29, Professor Spivak will be lecturing on “Lessons from My Travels” — see full details in Events. spivakLETTER spivakREADINGS spivakWILLING spivakPOLITICS