Charles Baudelaire, ‘Tableaux Parisiens’ (Poems LXXXVI-CIII) from Les Fleurs du Mal, ed. by E. Starkie (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1959).
Sophie Calle, Double Game (Violette Editions, 2007)
Charles Baudelaire, ‘The Painter of Modern Life’ in The Painter of Modern Life and other essays (London: Phaidon, 2001).Walter Benjamin, ‘The Flâneur’ from Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism (London: Verso Books).
Rachel Bowlby, ‘Walking, Women and Writing: Virginia Woolf as flâneuse’, in Still Crazy After All these Years (London: Routledge, 1992).
Mary Ann Caws, The Surrealist Look: An Erotics of Encounter (MIT Press, 1997)
Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse: the (Feminine) Art of Walking in Cities (London: Chatto & Windus, 2016)
F.T. Marinetti, ‘The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism’, in Apollonio, Umbro, ed. Documents of 20th Century Art: Futurist Manifestos. Brain, Robert, R.W. Flint, J.C. Higgitt, and Caroline Tisdall, trans. (New York: Viking Press, 1973).
Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, From Hell (1996; Knockabout, 2006)
Selections from Oscar Zarate (ed.), It’s Dark in London (Self Made Hero, 2012)
Patrick Keiller, London and Robinson in Space (1994; BFI DVD, 2012)
Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (1967; Rebel Press, 1992)
Stewart Home, Mind Invaders: A Reader in Psychic Warfare, Cultural Sabotage and Semiotic Terrorism (Serpent's Tail, 1997)
Patrick Keiller, The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes (Verso Books, 2014)
Will Self and Ralph Steadman, Psychogeography (Bloomsbury, 2007)
Iain Sinclair, London Orbital (Penguin, 2003)
3.TECHNOLOGY AND THE BODY
J.G. Ballard, Crash (London: Fourth Estate, 2014)
J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition, first published 1970, rev.edn. (London, HarperPerennial, 2006)
Marc Augé, Non-places, John Howe, trans. (London; New York: Verso, 1995).
Nicholas Daly, Literature, Technology and Modernity: 1860—2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
4.CLASS AND THE CITY
Zadie Smith, NW (2012)
Ben Lerner, 10:04 (Granta, 2015)
Gary Day,Class (The New Critical Idiom) (Routledge, 2001)
Lawrence Driscoll, Evading Class in Contemporary British Literature (Palgrave, 2011)
Writers For The 99%, Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story Of An Action That Changed America (Scribe Publications, 2012)
Philip Tew (ed),Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2013)
Houston A. Baker, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
Langston Hughes, The Big Sea (Knopf, 1940)
Alain Locke (ed.), The New Negro (1925; Touchstone, 1999)
Richard Powell (ed.), Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance (University of California Press, 1997)
6. MYSTERIOUS CITIES
Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’, ‘The Purloined Letter’
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear
Chandler, Raymond, ‘The Simple Art of Murder’, in Pearls Are a Nuisance
Knight, Stephen, Crime Fiction 1800-2000 (2004)
Strabnick, Amy Gilman, The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers (1995)
7. QUEER FICTIONS AND THE CITY
Gore Vidal, The City and the Pillar (1948)
Andrew Holleran,Dancer from the Dance (1978)
Oscar Moore, A Matter of Life and Sex (1991)
Edmund White, The Farewell Symphony (1997)
Les Brookes, Gay Male Fiction Since Stonewall: Ideology, Conflict, and Aesthetics
(New York: Routledge, 2009)
Guy Davidson, Queer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian Subcultures (New York: Palgrave, 2012)
Stevens, Hugh, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011).
8. HOLLYWOOD FICTION
David Lynch, Mulholland Drive (2002)
F.S. Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon, (Penguin Classics: London, 2010).
N. West, The Day of the Locust, (Penguin: London, 2006).
M. Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, (Verso: London; New York, 2006).
J. Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation, (University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1994).
J. Fante, Ask the Dust, (Black Sparrow: Santa Barbara, 1980).
E. Waugh, The Loved One: an Anglo-American Tragedy, (Penguin: London, 2011).
R. Chandler, The Long Goodbye, (Hamish Hamilton: London, 2009).
B. Wilder, Sunset Boulevard, (University of California Press: Berkeley, Calif.; London, 1999).
William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops
Tom McCarthy, Remainder (London: Vintage, 2005)
Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster, trans. Ann Smock (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1986)
Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy, ‘Derail Yourself’, The International Necronautical
Society, ‘Declaration on the Notion of the Future,’ The Believer, November/December 2010.
Ross Hamilton, Accident (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007)
Paul Virilio, The Original Accident (Cambridge: Polity, 2007)
10. SPECIES OF SPACES
Georges Perec, ‘Species of Spaces’ (1974), in Species of Spaces and Other Pieces
(Penguin), ed. and trans. John Sturrock
J. G. Ballard, ‘Billennium’ (1961) and ‘The Enormous Space’ (1989), in The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (Fourth Estate)
Harold Pinter, The Room (1957) and The Caretaker(1960)
Georges Perec, Life: A User’s Manual, trans. David Bellos (1987)
Clive Donner (dir.), The Caretaker (1963)
Richard Curson Smith (dir.), Home (2003)
Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture (Rodopi, 2006)
Chiara Briganti and Kathy Mezei (ed.), The Domestic Space Reader
(University of Toronto, 2012)
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