2014 IDSVA Reading List…whoa!

9780415543705_p0_v1_s260x420I will be taking 2 classes in the spring: A Quick History of Philosophy and The Subject and Object of Art

I am excited about these courses and if I survive the spring semester while attending the Angel Academy, it will be a magical feat 🙂 I am glad that I took some extra classes at the Angel Academy and Studio della Statua this past semester because there would be no way for me to squeeze these in during the upcoming spring semester. Discipline balanced with time to socialize and making sure that I am able to take advantage of opportunities abroad, I think will be the key to my sanity 🙂

I have A LOT to read and I am thinking of doing a total conversion to ebooks despite my love of paper and the tactile feel of a book to lighten my luggage load. Are there some books that you think I should have in traditional book format for easy reference?

My return trip to Italy will include lots of art supplies, my books and some warmer clothing for Italy’s coldest month.

As you can see, the further down the list you go, the closer we get to the themes within a lot of my artwork!!! Very exciting!!!


Here is my spring reading list:

Books I Need for 2014 Semester


Course 1: Seminar III, Part 2: A Quick History of Philosophy


Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy, Simon & Schuster, 1972. ISBN-

13: 978-0-671-20158-6


Course 2: Seminar IV: The Subject and Object of Art


Recommended Texts:

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Second Edition. Ed., Robert Audi.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

ISBN-10: 0521637228 ISBN-13: 978-0521637220


A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Ed., Michael Payne. Oxford,

Blackwell Publishers, 1997.

ISBN-10: 1405168900 ISBN-13: 978-1405168908


Required Texts:

Bakhtin, Mikhail. Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. Ed.,

Trans. Caryl Emerson. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1984.

ISBN-10: 0816612285  ISBN-13: 978-0816612284


Bergson, Henri, Edman, Irwin, and Mitchell, Arthur. Creative Evolution. London: MacMillan and Co, Limited. Paperback, 2010.

ISBN-10: 1140211072 ISBN-13: 978-1140211075


Clark, Katarina and Michael Holquist. Mikhail Bakhtin.

Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1984.

ISBN-10: 0674574176 ISBN-13: 978-0674574175


Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. Trans. Brian

Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,1987.

ISBN-10: 0816614024 ISBN-13: 978-0816614028


(I have this one already and the reading is done) Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov. Trans. Richard Pevear. New

York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.

ISBN-10: 0374528373 ISBN-13: 978-0374528379


Jones, Amelia (editor). The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader. London and New

York: Routledge, 2003.ISBN-10: 0415267064 ISBN-13: 978-0415267069


Jaspers, Karl. Kant [from The Great Philosophers, Vol 1]. Ed., Hannah

Arendt, Trans., Ralph Manheim. New York: Harvest, 1962.

ISBN-10: 0156466856 ISBN-13: 978-0156466851


Kojève, Alexandre. Introduction to the Reading of Hegel. Ed., Alan Bloom.

Trans. James H. Nichols, Jr. Ithica: Cornell UP, 1969.

ISBN-10: 0465035728 ISBN-13: 978-0465035724


Lacan, Jacques. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis. Ed.,

Jacques-Alain Miller. Trans. Alan Sheridan. New York and London: Norton, 1978.

ISBN-10: 0393317757 ISBN-13: 978-0393317756


Levinas, Emmanuel. Entre-Nous. Trans. Michael B. Smith and Barbara

Harshaw. New York: Columbia UP, 1998.

ISBN-10: 0231079117 ISBN-13: 978-0231079112


Rose, Jacqueline. Sexuality in the Field of Vision. (London & New York: Verso, 2006) ISBN-10: 1844670589 ISBN: 978-1844670589


Woolf, Virginia. The Moment and Other Essays. New York: Harvest Book.

ISBN-10: 0156619008  ISBN -13: 978-0156619004


Zizek, Slavoj. The Sublime Object of Ideology. (New York: Verso, 1989)

ISBN-10: 1844673006 ISBN-13: 978-1844673001




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