“These fragile leaves”: Humanities at the Threshold of the Human” Seminar University of the Andes June 8-21, 2016

Dear Americanos,

Below please find our course syllabus and some resources that may help you with the readings in our seminar.

Unfortunately, Christopher Collins’ Paleopoetics has not been translated into Spanish.  Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus (Mil mesetas) is on reserve in the library. I include a pdf below, and one for our Latour’s Reassembling the Social translated into Spanish. I also include a link to a Spanish text outlining the philosophy of Deleuze that may be helpful.

The version of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass we are studying is his 1860 edition.  Many Whitman scholars, myself included, consider the 1860 Leaves of Grass the most powerful of Whitman’s various editions. Whitman added and deleted sections of Leaves of Grass throughout his life, so the poems are not in a stable or complete grouping when you consult other translations.  Where possible I link to options in the syllabus so you can find a Spanish translation of the poem.

Do the best you can to prepare these readings; they are challenging in any language, but I will try to clarify the most salient and useful concepts in class discussion.  And please feel free to ask questions about concepts you don’t quite understand!

The syllabus for our seminar:

Colombia Seminar 16

Collins Paleopoetics readings:

Pag 175-205 Pag 106-140 Pag 82-105 Pag 1- 27

Supplementary materials and resources on reserve in the library:

Gilles Deleuze y Felix Guattari. Mil mesetas. (194. D242M Z281 2010 )
Gilles Deleuze y Felix Guattari. One Thousand Plateaus. (194. D242 Z351)
Holland, Eugene. Deleuze and Guattari’s a Thousand Plateaus: A Reader’s Guide (194. D242H ) (thought this could be useful)
Bruno Latour. Reensamblar lo social (302.3 L175 Z291 )
Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social (302.3 L175)

Available online:

deleuze on persona

Deleuze Essays Critical and Clinical

Walt Whitman Hojas de Hierba (Borges partial translation)

Walt-Whitman-Hojas-de-Hierbas (More complete translation)

A Thousand Plateaus – Spanish translation (Mil-Mesetas-Capitalismo-y-Esquizofrenia-Deleuze-y-Guattari)

Revisando-Deleuze (Overview of the philosophy – final section addresses A Thousand Plateaus)

Reassembling the Social – Latour (Spanish translation)