Weekly Schedule

Note: Reading is due the day it appears on our schedule. Unless otherwise noted, written or other work are due before the beginning of class. The course blog is a standing reading assignment. Please check it daily and read any new material posted.

Aug 25 – Sept 2: Welcome to class!
**Aug 31 – Last day of Add/Drop

Sept 5 – 9: Foucault – “Society Must be Defended” and “Right of Death and Power Over Life”

Sept 12 – 16: Foucault Continued!

Sept 19 – 23: Ai Weiwei and Alcatraz (get started here)

Sept 26 – 30: Biopolitics and Sex Work: Melissa Gira Grant: “When Prostitution Wasn’t a Crime…,” Sex Work as Work, “The War on Sex Work

Oct 3 – 7: Bioresearch and Bioeconomies: Harmon, Callaway, and Griset

Oct 10 – 14: Biohacking: Eveleth and Lynn Randolph (find the cyborgs, read Modest Witness)

Oct 17 – 21: Haraway – Selection from When Species Meet, and Patricia Piccinini

Oct 24 – 28: Octavia Butler – “Bloodchild” and Haraway – Selection from When Species Meet 

Oct 31 – Nov 4: Octavia Butler – Dawn
**Nov 4th: Last day to withdraw from class with a “W.”

Nov 7 -11: Octavia Butler – Dawn

Nov 14 – 18: Collage due: Companion species and biopolitics. Atwood – Oryx and Crake.

Nov 21 – 25: Collage due: Science, bodies, and biohacking. Atwood – Oryx and Crake.

Nov 28 – Dec 2:  Collage due: Foucault and architecture. Atwood – Oryx and Crake.

Dec 5 – 9: Finish Atwood. Final Project Due.