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Hermeneutical Symmetries

I have been following the postings of José Angel García Landa at the Humanities Commons Narrative Theory and Narratology site. One posting brought me to rethink again the status of the relation between narration and description: https://narrativetheoryandnarratology.hcommons.org/2020/09/15/narrative-theory-wayback-machine/ To the temporal … Continue reading

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Day of Tweets | Year of Treats

[submitted to Humanist, May 1, 2020] Willard, At your prompting and with the kind enticements of Elli Mylonas appearing at suitable intervals on Humanist, I have dipped a toe into the Twitter waters. Things I learnt: Twitter functions like an … Continue reading

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Discovery and Joy

I am currently reading (have currently read) A Hacker’s Manifesto by McKenzie Wark who is much inspired by Deleuze and Guattari. From my reading I note two sentences (order inverted by me) from section 060 … The virtuality of the … Continue reading

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sometimes a mirror: the fog of breath

About the Cameron Jamie show at the Gladstone in Brussels Jamie is presenting what the enterprise is terming a “rogues’ gallery of ceramic masks.” Some are faced away from the viewer, a signature move that the artist seems to use … Continue reading

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Being About To …

Kathleen Fitzpatrick has enlarged the circle of dialogue stemming from a session at the meeting of the Modern Language Association. She has opened up to comments her presentation on the “Being Human, Seeming Human” panel. https://kfitz.info/becoming-human/ At the end she … Continue reading

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Tango Tangle

Thanks to the great restorer at ToTango who explains that we do when we dance. —————————- Original Message —————————- Subject: Re: Community, Audience, Public From: “Keith Elshaw” Date: Mon, April 2, 2001 5:40 pm To: “mcluhan-l” ————————————————————————– Francois; I’m a … Continue reading

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Thrown in the Way of the Mind

In conversation with Bonnie Devine about Indigenous objects in museum collections and the opening up of those collections to contemporary art practice, she made the point: every object has a story and a job to do I recorded that reflection … Continue reading

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Home Page — Paging Home

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine offers glimpses into one’s past like this home page from 2001 What you may ask is a home page? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page A personal home page historically has served as a means of self-portrayal, job-related presentation, and … Continue reading

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Three Nodes

On Actor-Network Theory [I]t can more technically be described as a “material-semiotic” method. This means that it maps relations that are simultaneously material (between things) and semiotic (between concepts). It assumes that many relations are both material and semiotic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor%E2%80%93network_theory … Continue reading

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The Burble of Blurbs

Lynne Huffer, Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory Enchanted I composed a Google Books review (more of a blurb) Tackles the misconception that Foucault endorses a linear time line from acts to identities. Does so with brilliance. … Continue reading

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