Readership: A Bibliography

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Readership: A Bibliography

By Tirza True Latimer, Patricia Maloney December 4, 2013

"It seems that when one has answered the question "What to read?' one has solved all the problems of restlessness, unfocus, and hunger of a certain sort, for a good long while. Because one [single] reading, if one is in a centered reading state, always contains the seeds of future readings." —Alison Strayer from The Problem of Reading.

We would be remiss if we did not include a reading list in our issue about readership. The first section below includes the texts that comprised Readership's syllabus and laid the foundation for our investigations over the course of the semester. Following that are additional suggested essays, a list to which we invite you to contribute by adding your own recommendations in the comments. If reading is an activity through which we can share experience and perceive a sense of community, what texts do we have in common?

Miriam Böhm. Interlude I, 2012; chromogenic color print; 31 x 35 in. Courtesy of Ratio 3, San Francisco.

Required Reading

Allen, Gwen. “Art On and Off the Page: 0 to 9, 1967-1969,” from Artists Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011) p. 69-90.

Appadurai, Arjun. “The Production of Locality,” Modernity at Large (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011).

Barthes, Roland. “Death of the Author,” Image-Music-Text (New York: Hill and Wang, 1977), p. 142-148.

de Certeau, Michel. “Walking in the City,” The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven F. Rendall  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984) p. 90-110.

Fraser, Nancy. “Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy,” Social Text, No. 25/26, (1990), pp. 56-80.

Galloway, Alex. "Introduction," Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004), p. 2-27.

Habermas, Jürgen. “Introduction” and “Social Structures of the Public Sphere,” The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991) p. 1-56.

Hauser, Gerard. “Introduction, Forgotten Places,” Vernacular Voices: The Rhetoric of Publics and Public Spheres (Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1999), p. 1-12.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine,” How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technologies (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2012), p. 55-80.

Lawson, Thomas. “Attempting Community,” in Mining for Gold: Selected Writings (1979-1996) (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 1980), p. 215-223.

Lee, Pamela M. ed. “What We Were Reading: The Creation of a Counter-Public Sphere,” Geoff Kaplan, ed., Power to the People (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), p. 215-239.

Robertson, Lisa. “Untitled Essay,” from Nilling (Toronto: Bookthug, 2012), p. 70-78.

Rule, Alix and David Levine. “International Art English,” from Triple Canopy.

Warner, Michael. “Publics and Counterpublics,” Publics and Counterpublics (New York: Zone Books, 2005) p. 65-124.

Warnick, Barbara. “Rhetoric on the Web,” from Paul Messaris and Lee Humphreys, eds. Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication (New York: Peter Lang, 2006), p. 139-146.

Who Do You Write For?” collected responses from Frieze survey.

Molly Springfield. Manicule, 2012; graphite on paper; 44 x 114 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco.

Additional Reading

Acconci, Vito. "Notes on Performing a Space," Avalanche, No. 6 (Fall 1972).

Barthes, Roland. The Pleasure of the Text (New York: Hill and Wang, 1975).

Benjamin, Walter. "The Storyteller: Reflections on the Works of Nikolai Leskóv," Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1968).

Davey, Moyra. The Problem of Reading (Documents, 2003).

Denby, Edwin. Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street (New York: Warner Books, 1979)

Earnest, Jarrett. "David Zwirner and the Need for Novels," SFAQ (2013).

Perec, Georges. Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One’s Books," Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (London: Penguin, 1999), p. 148–155.

Troemel, Brad. ed. "Club Kids: The Social Life of Artists on Facebook," Dis magazine.

Winkleman, Edward. "A Conversation with Tyler Green on Art" (2013).

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