*   Lot 49 (1966)
Thomas Pynchon

  *   White Noise (1985)
Don DeLillo
  *   Naked Singularity (2008)
Sergio De La Pava
  *   Goon Squad (2011)
Jennifer Egan
  *   White Tears (2017)
Hari Kunzru
       
     

8/19
CONVOCATION
NO CLASS

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8/26
The Crying of Lot 49, CH 1-6 (pp 1-152)
"Sound and Literature" (HO)
"Music and Sound" (HO)

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thomaspynchon.com

9/2
LABOR DAY
NO CLASS

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9/9
White Noise, CH 1-21 (pp 3-156)
Hofstadter - "Paranoid Style" (HO)
Boorstin - selection from The Image (HO)

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Don DeLillo, The Art of Fiction No. 135

9/16
White Noise, CH 22-40 (pp 159-310)
selection from Simulacra and Simulation (HO)
"White Noise and Television Sound"

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Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Journal of Sonic Studies
SoundEffects: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture

9/23
A Naked Singularity, CH 1-6 (pp 2-142)
Geyh - "Assembling Postmodernism"
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Believer Interview with Sergio de al Pava

9/30
A Naked Singularity, CH 7-11 (pp 143-313)
The Anxiety of Obsolescence Intro and Chapter 1
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10/7
A Naked Singularity, CH 12-18 (pp 316-425)
Secondary Reading TBA
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10/14
A Naked Singularity, CH 19-22 (pp 426-525)
Secondary Reading TBA
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10/21
A Naked Singularity, CH 28-33 (pp 528-678)
Secondary Reading TBA
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10/28
A Visit from the Goon Squad, CH 1-8 (pp 3-165)
Secondary Reading TBA
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11/4
RESEARCH PRESENTATION #1
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11/11
A Visit from the Goon Squad, CH 9-13 (pp 166-340)
Secondary Reading TBA

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11/18
White Tears, pp 3-110
Secondary Reading TBA
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11/25
RESEARCH PRESENTATION #2

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12/2
White Tears, pp 111-271
Secondary Reading TBA
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12/9
FINAL PROJECT DUE
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