reading list

call for ENGAGEMENT to end sexism in the arts

Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
The Undercommons: Fugitive planning & Black Study


Sara Ahmed
Living a Feminist Life

Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser
Feminism for the 99%, a Manifesto

Karen Barad
Meeting the Universe Halfway

adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy

Pleasure Activism

Audre Lorde

your silence will not protect you (collection)

Ali Smith 

Anne Bogart 
And Then, You Act

Juliet Jacques
Trans: A Memoir

Jeanette Winterson 
Written on the Body
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Art Objects

Joan Didion
A Year of Magical Thinking
Blue Nights

Italo Calvino
If On A Winter Night’s A Traveller
Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Virginia Woolf
A Room of One’s Own

Jorge Luis Borges 
The Library of Babel [short story]

Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore

Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita

William Gibson 

Samuel R. Delany 

Octavia E. Butler


Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Talents

Bloodchild (short story)

Lilith's Brood AKA the Xenogenesis trilogy

Ursula K. le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Earthsea Cycle

Sophie Lucido Johnson

Many Love

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Sensing, Feeling, and Action

Antonio Damasio
The Feeling of What Happens

Oliver Sacks
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Steve Silberman

Daniel Pinchbeck
Breaking Open The Head

Roland Barthes 
The Death of The Author

Jonathan Burrows 
A Choreographer’s Handbook

Peggy Phelan 
Ontology of Performance – last chapter in book Unmarked

Erika Fischer-Lichte 
The Transformative Power of Performance, A New Aesthetics

Susan Leigh Foster
Choreographing Empathy

Sally Banes
Democracy’s Body

James Loxley

Judith Butler 
Gender Trouble
Bodies that Matter
Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
first chapter of Notes goes back to Gender Trouble and rewrites some points very clearly, slightly easier to read could be good introduction to Gender Trouble

Michel Foucault 
The History of Sexuality

Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan
Sex at Dawn

Paul B Preciado
Testo Junkie

J L Austin 
How To Do Things With Words?

Paolo Virno 
A Grammar of The Multitude

Guy Debord 
Society of The Spectacle

Byung-Chul Han 
The Burnout Society
The Transparency Society

Srećko Horvat 
The Radicality of Love

bell hooks

all about love

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