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Literary Theory through the Case of Marguerite Duras 

1st unit: Post-Colonialism or - Childhood in the Colonies


          a. Duras/ Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique

          b. Ann Stoler/ Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers: European Identities and the                   Cultural Politics of Exclusion in Colonial Southeast Asia

          a. Duras/ L’amant

          b. Eduard Said/ Orientalism & segments of Out of Place: A Memoir

          a. Duras/ L’amant de la chine du nord

          b. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak/ In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics


2nd unit: Trauma studies or - War and Résistance


          a. Duras/ La douleur

          b. Shoshana Felman and Dori Laub/ Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature,               Psychoanalysis, and History


          a. Duras/ Cahiers de la Guerre

          b. Dominick LaCapra/ Writing History Writing Trauma


3rd unit: Psychoanalysis or: Love Stories


          a. Duras/ Lol V. Stein

          b. Zigmund Freud/ Beyond the Pleasure Principle

          a. Duras/ Moderato cantabile

          b. Julia Kristeva/ Black Sun


4th unit: Death


          a. Duras/ C’est Tout

          b. Martin Heidegger, second division of Sein und Zeit

          a. Duras/ Ecrire

          b. Maurice Blanchot/ L’espace Littéraire    

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