Saturday, January 08, 2011

STUART HALL: RACE & NEW IDENTITIES

This semester (Spring 2011), I'm teaching a new graduate seminar on Stuart Hall and people he has influenced. I'd love some feedback on my reading list. Any advice? Thoughts? Additions? Subtractions?

Dworkin, Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain
Hall et. al., Policing the Crisis
Chen and Morley, Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies
Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood
Stephens, Black Empire
Gilroy, Against Race

We'll also read essays by Hall, Tavia Nyong'o, Kobena Mercer, Isaac Julien, Angela McRobbie, and a few others. I'm particularly interested in critiques of Hall and cultural studies. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

gukira said...

I like this list. I'm wondering about other writers who are parallel, albeit in other fields. Some Homi Bhabha, for instance, and Kwame Appiah on cosmopolitanism. Also, maybe some U.S.-focused work on hip-hop, fashion, and popular literature? Although I can also envision those as possible class projects.

It might be interesting to think of how Afrocentric scholarship responds to and, perhaps, even critiques Hall, implicitly, if not explicitly--the very tangled questions of roots and routes and genealogies of race (Skip Gates's recent project, for instance).

Sounds like a great class. Would love to read more about it as it proceeds, if you have time to update.

Keguro

flow9 said...

This site offers a series of wonderful interviews with Stuart Hall: http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2010/11/28/stuart-hall-in-conversation-with-les-back-audio/

also their are a few Cultural Readers of his essays or other commentaries on his work.

On a recent trip to London, I visited the Rivington Gallery which houses a library in honor of Stuart Hall. If you dig through this site theirs also more interviews and weekly reading groups discussing his work.
http://www.rivingtonplace.org/Stuart-Hall-Library

flow9 said...

This site offers a series of wonderful interviews with Stuart Hall: http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2010/11/28/stuart-hall-in-conversation-with-les-back-audio/

also their are a few Cultural Readers of his essays or other commentaries on his work.

On a recent trip to London, I visited the Rivington Gallery which houses a library in honor of Stuart Hall. If you dig through this site theirs also more interviews and weekly reading groups discussing his work.
http://www.rivingtonplace.org/Stuart-Hall-Library