This schedule will be updated as we finalise the readings for each session.

7 October 2011

'A Journey round my Room and the economy of travel' ~ Led by Helen Williams
     - Georges Van Den Abbeele, Travel as Metaphor: From Montaigne to Rousseau (Minneapolis: U
          of Minnesota P, 1992), pp. xvii-xxi [sent out by email]
     - Xavier de Maistre (1795), Journey round my Room (Philadelphia: Carey, 1829), pp. 1-25
     - A Journey Around my Life, dir. by Penny Grennan (2011) [digital file]

9 December 2011

'Emerson and Paul Giles: Race, Literature, and Transnationalism' ~ Led by Dr Clare Elliott
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Race', from English Traits (1856). 
     - Paul Giles, 'Transnationalism and Classic American Literature', PMLA, 118 (2003), pp. 62-67.

20 January 2012: 'Barthes on Objective Literature with Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy and Last Year in Marienbad' ~ Led by Jennifer Hodgson

     - Roland Barthes, 'Objective Literature' (1954), in Critical Essays, trans. by Richard Howard
      (Evanston, IL: Northwestern U P, 1972), pp. 13-24 [also available here]
     - Alain Robbe-Grillet (1957), Jealousy, trans. by Richard Howard (London: Calder, 1959), pp. 64-     82 [extract to be circulated by email]
     - Last Year at Marienbad, dir. by Alain Resnais (Rialto, 1961) [clip to be shown in reading

28 February 2012: 'A "Gest of Robin Hood" and Derrida's On Hospitality' ~ Led by Laurie McKee
     - Anon., 'A Gest of Robin Hood' (c.1450) [circulated to mailing list]
     - Mark W. Westmoreland,
'Interruptions: Derrida and Hospitality', Kritike, 2 (2008), pp. 1-10.

2 May 2012: 'AnOther Landscape: Deviant Heterotopia in The Haunted Vagina' ~ Led by Anna Hope

     - Carlton Mellick III, The Haunted Vagina (Portland: Eraserhead, 2006) [circulated via
       email on request]
     - Michel Foucault, 'Des espaces autres' [Different Spaces], Architecture, Mouvement,
       Continuit√©, 5 (1984), pp. 46-49

18 May 2012: Spaces in Theory Trip to Shandy Hall
     - [readings to be announced]

We think this year's Spaces in Theory reading group (and last year's Objects in Theory reading group) has been fantastic, and would like to thank you all for your support. If you are interested in leading any of next year's sessions (on a yet-to-be-decided theme around critical theory) then please email us at

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