Monday 21 July 2014

AMER30422 Occupy Everything

AMER30422 Occupy Everything

Preparatory reading list (2014-2015)

All the Set Readings for Occupy Everything will be distributed in the course reading pack in Week 1. All set film texts will be available in High Demand in JRUL.


Indicative primary reading for this course:

Carla Blumenkraz, Keith Gessen, et. al., eds. Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. [Verso]

Leonora Sansay, Secret History: Or, the Horrors of San Domingo. [Broadview Press]

Jack London, The Iron Heel. [Penguin]

W. D. Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes. [Penguin]



Dark Knight Rises dir. Christopher Nolan (2012)

Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace dir. Brett Morgan (2007)

Punishment Park dir. Peter Watkins (1971)


To prepare for this course, students will find the following secondary texts especially useful:

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.



I look forward to seeing you in class in the spring!


All best,

Dr. Coghlan

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