Assigned Readings

Week 1: January 25

These will be referenced in class; you needn’t read them yourself — although you’re certainly welcome to.

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Week 2: February 1

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Week 3: February 8

The following will prepare us for our field trip:

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Week 4: February 15

THE WARBURG LIBRARY

THE PRELINGER LIBRARY

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Week 5: February 22

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Week 6: March 1

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Week 7: March 8

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Week 8: March 22

  • Terry Cook, “Archival Science and Postmodernism: New Formulations for Old ConceptsArchival Science 1:1 (2000).
  • Ann Laura Stoler, “Colonial Archives and the Acts of GovernanceArchival Science 2:1-2 (2002): 87-109.
  • Diana Taylor, “The Archive and the Repertoire” In The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003): 16-33.
  • Diana Taylor, “Archiving Performance: The Digital as Anti-Archive?” Animating the Archives Conference, Brown University [video] (3-5 December 2009)
    • Search iTunes for “Animating the Archives,” choose “Keynote,” fast-forward to 22:00, and watch through 1:03:56
  • SKIP the Raqs Media Collective + Atlas Group readings in Charles Merewether, Ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006) and browse through their websites instead: Raqs Media Collective +The Atlas Group

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Week 9: March 29

  • Sue Breakell, Introduction, “The Archival Impulse: Artists and Archives,” Tate Modern [audio] (16 November 2007): Search iTunes for “The Archival Impulse” + Tate ==> choose Part 1 ==> listen from 2:00 to 11:30 [see also this]
  • Hal Foster, “An Archival ImpulseOctober 110 (Fall 2004): 3-22.
  • SKIP Susan Stewart, “Wunderkammer: An After as Before” In Ingrid Schaffner & Matthias Winzen, Eds., Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art (New York: Prestel, 1998) [Sadly, my pdf of this chapter erased itself. Damn you, digital archives! Now, if I had a hard copy, we wouldn’t be having this problem…]
  • Amei Wallach, “A Conversation with Ann Hamilton in OhioAmerican Art 22:1 (2008): 53-77.

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Week 10: April 5

  • No reading this week.

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Week 11: April 12

  • Michel Foucault, Preface to The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (New York: Vintage Books [1970]1994): xv-xxiv.
  • SKIP Manuel DeLanda, “The Archive Before and After Foucault” In Joke Brouwer & Arjen Mulder, Eds., Information is Alive (Rotterdam: V2_Publishers/NAI, 2003): 8-13.
  • DatabaseOxford English Dictionary (2010).

PAUL OTLET

VANNEVAR BUSH

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Week 12: April 19

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Week 13: April 26

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