George, Diana. "From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing." College Composition and Communication, vol. 54, no. 1, Sept. 2002, pp. 11-39. Summary: "In an attempt to bring composition studies into a more thoroughgoing discussion of the place of visual literacy in the writing classroom, I argue that throughout the history of … Continue reading George, Diana. “From Analysis to Design: Visual Communication in the Teaching of Writing.”
Panagia, Davide. The Political Life of Sensation. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2009. The world is a mobile texture of these distinctions between seen and seeing objects. It is the stuff in which the inner folding, unfolding and refolding takes place which makes vision possible between things. --Michel de Certeau To remember: [Kant's] disinterested … Continue reading Panagia, Davide. “The Photographs Tell It All” [Epilogue]
Panagia, Davide. The Political Life of Sensation. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2009. To remember: in producing an effect of 'seeing,' the painting in question constitutes itself as a force, thereby distributing a series of visual effects (98). the self-referentiality of representation ... insists on an order of mimesis that is not likeness but intensity ... … Continue reading Panagia, Davide. “The Viewing Subject”
an impromptu rendering from yesterday's discussion of "alternative facts" with students in my wrtg121: researching the public experience class. wanting to save here to return for further development [and cleaner lines and better spacing]. update: made a thing.
Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Summary: In this collage/course reflection/thought collection, Barry shares her experience as artist-in-residence at UW-Madison. To summarize is difficult. Barry captures force and essence in her compilation of syllabi, student work, and personal musings. The artwork is as compelling as the text as she draws … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (1)
i am interested in taking kissinger's more sinister power play into a positive, generative direction in composition. rather than sapping optimism, i wonder how constructive ambiguity might push students to "write offshore" (cynthia haynes) and contemplate hopeful futures. how do we construct a future that allows for impredictability, cultivates that even? is there a way to … Continue reading constructive ambiguity
Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. Summary: In the second part of Camera Lucida, Barthes's reflection centers on his mother's absence/presence [in photographs] as a means to get to the noeme [essence] of photography. Through personal reflection and subjective observation, he sifts through studium to locate punctum. Furthermore, he casts … Continue reading Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part II]