January 23rd & 30th

January 23rd we will be reading Baudelaire. It will be selections from Les Fleurs du Mal and you can expect to read aloud.

January 30th we will be reading selections about and by G Bataille. This includes “The Gift of Rivalry – Potlach”, “The Place of Violence”, and part of the secondary source “against architecture”.

Scribd – Potlach

Bataille – The Place of Violence – Selected Writings

against_architecture_introduction

Next month is a series of readings on History including:
1) First French Revolution (Feb 7th with potluck @ 7pm)
2) May 1968 (we will talk mostly Paris) – Feb 14th
3) 1977 (Italy) – Feb 21th
4) 1980s Bay Area Radical History