Critical Contexts for Writing : a reading list
December 14, 2012 6:55 AM Subscribe
I've been asked to put together a longish reading list for a BA Art/Literature module, and I'd love some ideas for texts outside my current knowledge. The list should cover a series of genres and contexts, with writing from, and about, the history and theory of art, journalism, academia, design, architecture and film. Writing on design and architecture are particularly outside my knowledge. What innovative and critically significant writings can you recommend across any of these subject areas?
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A few ideas so far to show where I'm coming from:
Susan Stewart - On Longing
David Lodge - Consciousness and the Novel
Christopher Vogler - The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
Aldous Huxley - Ape and Essence
Jonathan Lethem - The Ecstasy of Influence
Charles Bernstein - Content's Dream
Roland Barthes - Mythologies / Barthes on Barthes
Henry Lefebvre - Critique of Everyday
Early Dada and/or Futurist writings, and perhaps some poetry by Kurt Schwitters, concrete poets and/or fluxus artists
Some Oulipo writings (ideas welcome!)
Cabinet Magazine (essays/articles)
Keep in mind this is for 1st/2nd year Bachelor of Art students.
Thanks in advance!