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Class 7 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business




0. Intro to Class


Cover of J. Hillis Miller's book, Illustration            Collage of images from Franco Moretti




1. Our Practicums




  • Other resources that may be useful in discussion:
    • David Byrne, Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information (2008)
    • Emigrants project (UCSB students, 2008)
    • History Flow visualization (Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg) 
    • Wolfgang Schivelbusch, The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century (University of California Press, 1986) [German edition pub. 1977]


2. Showing Something in Space



  • Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees (Verso, 2005), pp. 35-64



   Karl Bodmer, Assiniboin Medicine Sign (from Albert Borgmann, Holding On to Reality)
Standing Stone  Standing Stone 
Split Rock  Split Rock 
Cairn  Cairn 
Images from Native American Ritual Stone Structures, YouTube video by QuietBuck (2008)




Exploded diagr

Claude Levi-Strauss, "Totemic Operator" from The Savage Mind, p. 152

4. Telling Something in Space




5. Showing Something in Place


  • Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees (Verso, 2005), pp. 35-64


  • David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change (1989)
  • Edward W. Soja, Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory (1989)




Images from Native American Ritual Stone Structures,
          video by
QuietBuck (2008)

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