AMER 30422: Occupy Everything (Spring 2014)//Reading List
Selected Primary Texts:
The Dark Knight Rises dir. Christopher Nolan (2012)
Herman Melville, Benito Cereno (1855)
Jack London, The Iron Heel (1908)
W. D. Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890)
Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace dir. Brett Morgan (2007)
Joan Didion, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” (1967)
Selected Secondary Readings:
David Harvey, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, Introduction and Chapter 1.
Shelley Streeby, “Labor, Memory and the Boundaries of Print Culture: From Haymarket to the
Mexican Revolution.” ALH 19:2: 406-433.
Michael Denning, “The Special American Conditions: Marxism and American Studies.” American
Quarterly 38 (1986): 356-80.
Matthias Schwartz, “Pre-Occupied: The Origins and Future of Occupy Wall Street”
Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Chapters 1 and 3.
J. Michelle Coghlan, “Becoming an American in Paris: The Romance of the Commune in the
1890s.” Arizona Quarterly 67.3:29-59.
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