UPDATED ON APRIL 14
March 9: Organizational Matters and Overview
March 16: Introduction: The Business of America

read:
from Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography (1791)
Declaration of Independence (rat. 1776)
Constitution of the United States (rat. 1787)
Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth" (1889) & "Business" (1916)

March 23: The Myth of Success and Corporate America (LIVE AT 3.15PM)

read:
first two chapters of Julie Levinson, The American Success Myth on Film (2012)

watch:
The Corporation (2003)

March 30: Entrepreneurship and the Creation of America

watch:
The Men Who Built America (2012)

Easter Break
April 27: Spotlight on the Non-Human

watch:
introductory lecture
Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World (2010)
Wildorado (2019)

May 4: Spotlight on Slavery

read:
from Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014)
Samuel H. Williamson & Louis P. Cain, "Measuring the Value of a Slave" (2017)
primary sources
watch:
introductory lecture

May 11: African American Entrepreneurship (LIVE AT 5PM)

featuring Dr. Tracey Salisbury (California State University Bakersfield)

watch:
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
maybe a reading (tba before the end of April)

May 18: The Business of Sports (LIVE AT 3.15PM)

read:
from Gerald R. Gems and Gertrud Pfister, Understanding American Sports (2009)
from Tony Collins, Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History (2013)
David J. Leonard, "Jumping the Gun: Sporting Cultures and the Criminalization of Black Masculinity" (2010)

May 25: Corporate Interests and the Great Recession (AT LEAST ONE LIVE SESSION THIS WEEK--SEE BELOW)

watch:
Too Big To Fail (2011)
Margin Call (2011)

POSSIBLY IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR "CLASS" THIS WEEK

Dr. Norbert Guyris (University of Pécs) on music and entrepreneurship (Mon, 3.15pm)

DEFINITELY IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR "CLASS" THIS WEEK

Dr. James Forsher (retired academic; filmmaker), "Early Hollywood and Austrian Immigrant Entrepreneurs" either on Monday, May 25, 5pm (if Norbert won't join us) or Wednesday, May 27, 5pm

June 8: The Future(s) of Food (POSSIBLY LIVE)

read:
from Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food (2019)
watch:
a selection of clips (tba)

June 15: Consume Thyself

read:
Stephen King, "Survivor Type" (1982)
a secondary reading

June 22: Necropreneurship and Wrap-Up (LIVE AT 3.15pm)

read:
tba
watch:
Michael's talk at the (virtual) Anthropocenes: Reworking the Wound conference