Update on Reading List

The score is still Jacob 2, List 3 in the first half.

As of this moment, I have read (or re-read) the following:
  • Caedmon’s Hymn
  • Bede’s Story of Caedmons’ Hymn
  • The Battle of Maldon
  • Genesis A and B
  • Dream of the Rood
  • Guthlac A
  • The Phoenix
  • The Wanderer
  • The Seafarer
  • The Wife’s Lament
  • Deor
  • The Gifts of Men
  • The Fortunes of Men
  • Cotton Vitellius A.xv (Nowell Codex only):
  • Wonders of the East
  • The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle
  • Beowulf
  • The Three Dead Kings
  • Winner and Waster
  • Pearl
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Troilus & Criseyde
  • House of Fame
  • King Horn
  • Sir Orfeo
  • Several Lyrics and Ballads
  • Vincent Geoghegan. Utopianism and Marxism.
  • Louis Marin. Utopics: the Semiological Play of Textual Spaces.
  • Tom Moylan. Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia.
  • Lyman Tower Sargent. “The Three Faces of Utopianism Revisited.”
  • Sheila Delany. Chaucer’s House of Fame: The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism.
  • Jacques Le Goff. Time, Work, and Culture in the Middle Ages.
I have also read some things that are not on my list but probably should have been:
  • Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern
  • Russell Jacoby, The End of Utopia
I am in the midst of reading (or re-reading) the following:
  • The Owl and the Nightingale
  • Geoffrey of Monmoth, History of the Kings of Britain
  • Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur
  • Ernst Bloch. The Principle of Hope. (all of it)
  • Fredric Jameson. The Political Unconscious.
  • Patricia Clare Ingham. “Making All Things New: Past, Progress, and the Promise of Utopia.”
  • Karma Lochrie. “Sheer Wonder: Dreaming Utopia in the Middle Ages.”
On the other hand, these I still have left to read (or wossname):
  • Life of St Christopher
  • Judith
  • La3amon, Brut
  • Mandeville’s Travels
  • Bevis of Hampton
  • Richard Coer de Lyon
  • Piers Plowman
  • The York Register of Corpus Christi Drama
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Fredric Jameson. Archaeologies of the Future.
  • Susan Stewart. On Longing.
  • Phillip Wegner. Imaginary Communities.
  • Daniel Birkholz. “Mapping Medieval Utopia: Exercises in Restraint.”
  • William Burgwinkle. “Utopia and Its Uses: Twelfth-Century Romance and History.”
  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. Medieval Identity Machines.
  • Hilário Franco. “La construction d’une utopie: l’Empire de Prêtre Jean.”
  • John Ganim. Medievalism and Orientalism.
  • Michael Uebel. Ecstatic Transformation.
Of them all, the following may show up in my dissertation:
  • Ernst Bloch's stuff
  • The House of Fame
  • Winner and Waster
  • Pearl?
  • Louis Marin?
  • Delany
  • The four articles from JMEMS
  • Both Jamesons
  • Cohen
  • Ganim
  • Uebel
None of the Old English stuff, or the early middle English stuff, or the Malory is going to make it in, because I'm limiting myself to the 14th century in England. This isn't to say I haven't had good ideas about that stuff—actually, I've started a wiki file just for Future Projects—but I do want to get done with the dissertation before I die.

To add to that, I've just received through ILL Slavoj Žižek's In Defense of Lost Causes, which is so interesting that everything else may get put on hold.

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