The Politics of Literature (brief)
From a free-write/abstract for a project that remains unrealized. September 2011.\ Literature is inherently political. As language speaks us, it also is creating itself; a sort of body emerges into its own space. What can be seen with the advent of the internet and an increasing interest in data as a commodity, is a reforming of the use-value/exchange-value dialectic. Letters on a digital page...
At any moment the reader is ready to turn into a writer.– Walter Benjamin, 1936, online source
Birthing a Community without Organs: Resistance in...
Below is the text I submitted for my senior capstone term paper. Birthing a Community without Organs: Resistance in neo-Slave Narratives as a Discursive and Sexual Act “The literary machine thus becomes the relay for a revolutionary machine-to-come, not at all for ideological reasons but because the literary machine alone is determined to fill the conditions of a collective enunciation that is...
The contradictions are remarkable in this rhetoric. We oppose a state, but want to work toward a two state solution. #latinamerica
Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, ‘The night is...– “Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines”, Pablo Neruda
This is a quiiick little slideshow featuring my photos from the past several years. My Nikon D40 just rolled over 9999 file saves, so maybe this dozen has something there. Full sets of my trips to Texas, Europe, and other various excursions are stashed on my hard drive.
Lived Labyrinths: Culture and Schizophrenia
6/8/2011 Lived Labyrinths: Culture and Schizophrenia “Ireneo Funes died in 1889, of a pulmonary congestion.” -Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones, “Funes, the Memorious” We must take a serious look at the relationship between schizophrenia, a disorder of disintegration, and capitalism, an order of integration. At first glance, from a perspective that prioritizes exclusively reason as the...
House of Leaves
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski wrecked me during my freshmen year. The book was too… immense at the time. The next year, I sought out a professor who was teaching a class which featured HoL as a primary text. With a little more experience under my belt, I was pleased to produce this essay. I’m apparently struggling with tumblr to make my footnotes work properly. It’ll get...
The Fire, The Light, Cairo
This is the first of my retrospective posts. I will be posting some of the work I have done in the past three years for class, with my name removed of course, as a venue for an exploration into my own interests and the continuing trajectory of my writing and art. For my creative writing class last spring I found myself inspired by the revolutionary movements in the Middle East. I had no idea...
Diy rim painting. Originally I had considered the theft of my former front wheel a terrible loss. Now, I see that it’s just a great excuse for more diy projects for the bike. The paint looks better than the finish on the eighthinch amelia wheel I had as my backup wheel.