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“I’ve invented nothing; I’ve simply been the secretary of my sensations” — Emil Cioran

ambivalence, flirting games, translating, seeing you seeing me

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Gayatri Spivak on J.M. Coetzee: “It is this particular ambivalence in poems that seems exciting for this translator to access, as she makes the mistake of thinking the named subject is she. Thus the ambivalence seems to offer a codicil to that bit in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians that she had so liked: how […]

2017 ASPECT Conference Call for Papers

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My doctoral program has released the call for papers for its annual conference — see below: *** Across disciplinary boundaries, the 2017 ASPECT graduate conference seeks to address articulations of aesthetics, politics, and ethics within contested temporalities. Graduate students of any level and irrespective of disciplinary affiliation are encouraged to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words based on […]

masking

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“Magic is bloody untruth, but in it domination is not yet disclaimed by transforming itself into a pure truth underlying the world which it enslaves. The magician imitates demons; to frighten or placate them he makes intimidating or appeasing gestures. Although his task was impersonation he did not claim to be made in the image […]

“To Those Born Later,” Bertolt Brecht

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[I] Truly, I live in dark times! The guileless word is folly. A smooth forehead suggests insensitivity. The man who laughs has simply not yet had The terrible news. What kind of times are they, when a talk about trees is almost a crime because it implies silence about so many horrors? That man there […]