Inspirational Texts

Wekker, Gloria. White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race. Duke UP, 2016.

Berlant, Lauren. “The Commons: Infrastructures for Troubling Times.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 34, no. 3, 2016, pp. 393-419.

Cosgrove, Denis. “Geography is Everywhere: Culture and Symbolism in Human Landscapes.” Horizons of Human Geography, 1988, pp. 118–135.

Stoler, Ann L. “Epistemic Politics: Ontologies of Colonial Common Sense.” The Philosophical Forum, 8 Aug. 2008, pp. 349-361.

Curran, Giorel. 21st Century Dissent: Anarchism Anti-Globalization and Environmentalism. Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle. translated by Ken Knabb, Rebel Press, 1983.

Wenzel, Jennifer. “Decolonization.” A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, edited by Imre Szeman, Sarah Blacker, and Justin Sully, Wily-Blackwell, 7 Jul. 2017, pp. 449-464.

Tuck, Eve, and K. W. Yang, “Decolonization is not a Metaphor.” Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education & Society, vol. 1, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-40.

Rebelse Stad [Rebellious City], Directed by Willy Lindwer, 2015.

Foucher, Matthieu, and Paula C. Rocky. “The Coming University: From the Bungehuis Occupation to the Maagdenhuis Appropriation.” YouTube, 26 Jul. 2016,

The Black Archives. 2018,

Certeau, Michel De. The Practice of Everyday Life. University of California Press, 1984.

Billig, Michael. Banal Nationalism. SAGE, 1995.

Barker, Chris, and Emma A. Jane. Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice. 5th ed., SAGE, 2016. 

Bennett, Andrew, and Nicholas Royle. An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory. 6th ed., Routledge, 2023. 

Debord, Guy. Situationist International Anthology. edited by Ken Knabb, Bureau of Public Secrets, 2006:

  • “The Use of Free Time.” pp. 74-76
  • “Perspectives for Conscious Changes in Everyday Life.” pp. 90-100.
  • “A User’s Guide to Détournement.” pp. 14-21
  • “Détournement as Negation and Prelude.” pp. 67-69.
  • “Report on the Construction of Situations.” pp. 25-47
  • “Preliminary Problems in Constructing a Situation.” pp. 49-51.
  • “The Situationists and the New Forms of Action against Politics and Art.” pp. 273-277.
  • “On the Poverty of Student Life.” pp. 408-430
  • “Formulary for a New Urbanism.” pp. 1-8.
  • “Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography.” pp. 8-12.
  • “Proposals for Really Improving the City of Paris.” pp. 12-14.
  • “Theory of the Dérive.” pp. 62-67.
  • “Situationist Thesis on Traffic.” pp. 69-71.
  • “Another City for Another Life.” pp. 71-74
  • “Basic Program of the Bureau for Unitary Urbanism.” pp. 86-90.

Said, Edward Wadie. Orientalism. Penguin, 2021. 

Ahmed, Sara. “A Phenomenology of Whiteness.” Feminist Theory, vol. 8, no 2., Aug 2007, pp. 149-168.

Broswimmer, Franz J. Ecocide: A Short History of Mass Extinction of Species. Pluto Press, 2002. 

Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism. Routledge, 2023. 

Williams, R. Country and the City. Oxford UP, 1975. 

Wolfe, Cary. Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanism. University of Chicago Press, 2003. 

Calarco, Matthew. Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida. Columbia University Press, 2008. 

Derrida, Jacques, and Marie-Louise Mallet. The Animal That Therefore I Am. Fordham UP, 2008. 

Said, Edward Wadie. The World, the Text, and the Critic. Faber and Faber, 1983.

Soja, Edward Wadie. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. Verso, 1989.

Said, Edward Wadie. Culture and Imperialism. Chatto & Windus, 1993.

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Duke UP, 2006.

Allen, Graham. Intertextuality. 2nd ed., Routledge, 2011.

Althusser, Louis. “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.” Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays, translated by Ben Brewster, 2nd ed., New Le Books, 1977.

Arnold, Mahew. “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.” Essays in Criticism. New York: Everyman’s Library, 1964.

Ashcro, Bill, et al. The Empire Writes Back. Routledge, 1989.

Badmington, Neil. Posthumanism. Palgrave, 2000.

Barthes, Roland. “The Death of the Author.” Image Music Text, translated by Stephen Heath, Fontana, 1977.

Baudrillard, Jean. “Simulacra and Simulations.” Selected Writings, edited by Mark Poster, Polity, 1988.

Baudrillard, Jean. The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, translated by Paul Paon, Power Publications, 1995.

Beulens, Gert, et al. The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism. 1st ed., Routledge, 2013.

Brinkema, Eugenie. The Forms of the Affects. Duke UP, 2014.

Bronfen, Elisabeth. Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic. Manester University Press, 1992.

Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.” New French Feminisms: An Anthology, translated by Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen, edited by Elaine Marks and Isabelle de Courtirvon, Amherst: University of Massauses Press, 1990.

Craps, Stef. Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Deleuze, Gilles and Félix Guaari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. translated by Brian Massumi, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

During, Simon. Foucault and Literature: Towards a Genealogy of Writing. Routledge, 1992.

Mitchell, William John Thomas. What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images. University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Felman, Shoshana. What Does a Woman Want? Reading and Sexual Difference. Johns Hopkins UP, 1993.

Foucault, Miel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. translated by Alan Sheridan, 2nd ed., Vintage, 1995.

Jameson, Fredric. “Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.” Postmodernism: A Reader, edited by Thomas Doerty, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993.

Young, Robert J.C. Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race. Routledge, 1995.

Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. 

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Tendencies. Routledge, 1994. 

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Duke University Press, 2003.

Butler, Judith. ​​Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?. Verso Books, 2016. ​​