TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
Introduction to the course
In-class Film: Zemeckis, Robert. 1985. Back to the Future. Universal Pictures.
At-home Reading: Cooper Marcus, Clare. 1992. “Environmental Memories.” In Place Attachment, edited by Irwin Altman and Setha M. Low, 87–112. New York: Springer.
At-home Reading: Gieseking, Jen Jack. 2017. “Geographical Imagination.” Edited by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Weidong Liu, Audrey Kobayashi, and Richard A. Marston. International Encyclopedia of Geography. New York: Wiley-Blackwell and the Association of American Geographers.
At-home Exercise: Moodle forum about geographical imaginations of the “American Dream”
Assignment Due (via email): Environmental Autobiography
In-class Film: Bryant, Linda Goode, and Laura Poitras. 2007. Flag Wars. Zeitgeist Films.
At-home Exercise (continued): Moodle forum about geographical imaginations of the “American Dream”
- PPSR 5 – Meanings of Home: Rybczynski, Imrie, Blokland, Cooper, Wood and Beck
- Podcast: Caro, Robert. 2009. Robert Caro: Biographer of Our Time. October 16, CUNY Lecture Series. http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/2009/10/16/robert-caro-biographer-of-our-time/.
- Podcast: This American Life. 2016. The Problem We All Live With (II). https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/563/the-problem-we-all-live-with-part-two.
- PPSR 8 – Landscape: Nature and Culture: Jackson, Carney, Wolford, Pollan
- Marx, Leo. 1964. “Sleepy Hollow, 1844” in The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. NY: Oxford University Press, 3-33.
- Smith, Henry Nash. “Preface,” “Prologue,” and “Book One” in Virgin Land: the American West as Symbol and Myth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, vii-viii, 1-48.
- Whitman, Walt. 2007. “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition. New York: Dover.
- Crenshaw, Kimberle Williams. 1995. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color,” in K.W. Crenshaw, N. Gotanda, G. Peller, and K. Thomas, eds., Critical Race Theory. New York: New Press.
No class – Trinity Days!
February 22nd || Required Lecture
Kandace Chuh: “Before and Beyond Defense, or, on the Limits of Academic Freedom”
- PPSR 3 – Place and Identity: Proshansky et al, Anderson, Halberstam, Loos
- Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. 1993. “Plain, But Very Neat” and “To Preserve Her Womanliness” in Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women’s Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 9-27, 69-81.
- Gieseking, Jen. 2007. “(Re)Constructing Women: Scaled Portrayals of Privilege and Gender Norms on Campus.” Area 39 (3):278–86.
- Baldwin, Davarian. 2015. “UniverCities” at the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute Series at the New York Public Library. https://soundcloud.com/nypl/davarian-baldwin.
- PPSR 2 – Human Perception and Environmental Experience: Milgram & Jodelet, Lynch, Gibson, Sommer, Debord
- Aalbers, Manuel B. 2014. “Do Maps Make Geography? Part 1: Redlining, Planned Shrinkage, and the Places of Decline.” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (4): 525–56.
- Aalbers, Manuel B. 2014. “Do Maps Make Geography? Part 3: Reconnecting the Trace.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (4):586–88.
- Monmonier, Mark. 1996. “Maps for Political Propaganda” and “Maps, Defense, and Disinformation: Fool Thine Enemy” in How to Lie with Maps. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
No class – spring break!
- PPSR 6 – “Public” and “Private”: Iveson, Mitchell, Zhang, Chauncey, Friedman, Kingwell
- Torre, S. 1996. “Claiming the Public Space: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.” In D. Agrest, P. Conway, and L.K. Weisman (eds.), The Sex of Architecture, 241-250. New York: Harry N. Abrams.
- Thoreau, Henry David. 1854. “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” in Boston: Ticknor & Fields.
- Friedman, Alice T. 2007. “People Who Live in Glass Houses: Edith Farnsworth, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe, and Phillip Johnson.” In Women and the Making of the Modern House, 128–59. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Jenkins, Barry. 2016. Moonlight. Drama. A24.
In-class Guest Lecturer: journalist Muira McCammon
- PPSR 4 – Power, Subjectivity, and Space: Dovey, Wright, Gilmore, Pred, Graham
- Hoback, Cullen. 2013. Terms and Conditions May Apply. Documentary, News. Hyrax Films.
- Sunstein, Cass R. 2017. “Polarization” and “Citizens” in #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 59-97, 157-175.
March 26th || Required Lecture
Muira McCammon: “The Digital Stage of Guantánamo: How the U.S. Military Speaks on Twitter”
- PPSR 1 – Diverse Conceptions of People, Place, and Space: Ruddick, Harvey, Koolhaus, Kwon, Low
- Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1987/1997. “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza” in Robyn R. Warhol (ed) Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism. New Brunswick: Rutgers: 765-76.
- Yang, Gene Luen. 2008. American Born Chinese. New York: Square Fish.
No class – Professor Gieseking is traveling to attend the American Association of Geographers conference.
- PPSR 9 – The Social Production of Space (and Time): Lefebvre, Schivelbusch, Woolf, McKittrick, Smith
- PPSR 10 – Shifting Perspectives: Optics for Revealing Change and Reworking Space: Hannam, Sheller, & Urry
- 99% Invisible. 2016. Public Works: Rethinking America’s Transportation Infrastructure. 99% Invisible. Accessed January 13, 2017. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/public-works-rethinking-americas-transportation-infrastructure/.
- Cresswell, Tim. 2011. “Mobilities I: Catching Up.” Progress in Human Geography 35 (4): 550–58.
April 20th || Tentative Field Trip to New York City
- PPSR 7 – The Urban Experience: Simmel, Jacobs, Simone, Young
- O’Hara, Frank. 2001. Lunch Poems. San Francisco, Calif: City Lights Publishers.
- Gieseking, Jack. 2018 (forthcoming). “Who are the People in Your LGBTQ Neighborhood?: Greenwich Village and Gay Manhattan.” A Queer New York: the Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers, 1983-2008. New York: NYU Press.
- Schulman, Sarah. 2012. “Introduction” & “Part I: Understanding the Past.” In The Gentrification of the Mind, 1-52. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- PPSR 11 – The Spatial Imagination: Said, Sirin & Fine, Winichakul, Feinberg et al, Gibson-Graham, Tschumi
- Hurley, M., and Trimarco, J. “Morality and Merchandise: Vendors, Visitors and Police at New York City’s Ground Zero” in Critique of Anthropology, 24(1), 51-78.
- Kunstler, James Howard. 1994. “Capitals of Unreality” in The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape. NY: Free Press, 217-244.
- PPSR 10 – Shifting Perspectives: Optics for Revealing Change and Reworking Space: Foucault, Pulido, Pratt & Rosner
- PPSR 12 – Democratic Prospects and Possibilities: Saegert, Abu-Lughod, Sorkin, Hart
- Atwood, Margaret. 1985. The Handmaid’s Tale. New York: McClelland & Stewart.
May 11th @ 3 p.m.
Final research papers due