Media Theory Reading List -- Mal Ahern

Barthes, Roland. The Pleasure of the Text.

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Illuminations.

Bruns, Gerald L. "The Originality of Texts in a Manuscript Culture." In Inventions: Writing, Textuality, and Understanding in Literary History.

Deleuze, Gilles. "Nomad Thought." In The New Nietzsche.

-----. "Literature and Life." In Essays Critical and Clinical.

Derrida, Jacques. "Signature, Event, Context." In Margins of Philosophy.

Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book: print and knowledge in the making.

Lacan, Jacques. "The Gaze as objet petit a." In Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Guttenberg Galaxy.

Mitchell, WJT. "Visible Language: Blake's Art of Writing." In Picture Theory.

Nissen, Hans Jorg. Archaic Bookkeeping: early writing and economic administration in the ancient Near East.

Rothernberg, Jerome (editor). A Book of the Book: some works and projections about the book and writing.