touching [writing, writing] feeling

Handout/notes from yesterday's WIDE-EMU '16 presentation with my brilliant colleague, Thomas Passwater. touching [writing, writing] feeling The sense of physical touch itself, at least so far, has been remarkably unsusceptible to being amplified by technology (Sedgwick 15). The experience named “writing” is this violent exhaustion of the discourse in which “all sense” is altered, not into another … Continue reading touching [writing, writing] feeling


mol, annemarie. the body multiple

Mol, AnneMarie. The Body Multiple. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. Print. To remember: This is a book about the way medicine enacts its objects of concern and treatment (vii). Attending to enactment rather than knowledge has an important effect: what we think of as a single object may be more than one (vii). The move, … Continue reading mol, annemarie. the body multiple

Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body

Blackman, Lisa. "Introduction: Thinking Through The Body." The Body: The Key Concepts. Oxford New York: Berg, 2008. 1-13. Print. To remember: [AnneMarie Mol] argues that the body is not bounded by the skin, where we understand the skin to be a kind of container for the self, but rather our bodies always extend and connect … Continue reading Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body


E. Tolle, “The Pain-Body”

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. London, Penguin, 2008. Excerpted from A New Earth: The pain­body, however, is not just individual in nature. It also partakes of the pain suffered by countless humans throughout the history of humanity, which is a history of continuous tribal warfare, of enslavement, pillage, rape, torture, … Continue reading E. Tolle, “The Pain-Body”