|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings from:
M. Van De Mieroop, A HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST CA. 3000-323 BC
Beate Pongratz-Leisten "All the King's Men: Authority, Kingship, and the Rise of the Elites in Assyria," in EXPERIENCING POWER, GENERATING AUTHORITY: COSMOS, POLITICS, AND THE IDEOLOGY OF KINGSHIP IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND MESOPOTAMIA
Rob Boddice, "The End of Anthropocentrism," in ANTHROPOCENTRISM: HUMAN, ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENTS
Margo DeMello, ANIMALS AND SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN-ANIMAL STUDIES
Matthew Calarco, THINKING THROUGH ANIMALS
Adam Weitzenfeld and Melanie Joy, "An Overview of Anthropocentrism, Humanism, and Speciesism in Critical Animal Theory," in DEFINING CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES
T. Asad, FORMATIONS OF THE SECULAR
Derrida, "The Animal that I therefore Am"
Giorgio Agamben, THE OPEN: MAN AND ANIMAL
Henri Lefebvre, THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE
Saul Olyan, "Failed Friendships," in FRIENDSHIP IN THE HEBREW BIBLE
Brent Strawn, WHAT IS STRONGER THAN A LION
Pauline Albenda, "Assyrian Royal Hunts: Antlered and Horned Animals from Distant Lands," in BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH 349
Donna Haraway, A CYBORG MANIFESTO
Donna Haraway, "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspectives,"
Michele Foucault, "The Subject and Power,"
Tracy Lemos, "Dogs Beneath the Tables of Men" in VIOLENCE AND PERSONHOOD IN ANCIENT ISRAEL AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS
Curated Primary Texts from the Hebrew Bible and ancient West Asia