Cixous, Hélène. "The Laugh of the Medusa." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, edited by Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, Boston & New York, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 1520-36. To remember: about women's writing: about what it will do (1524). I refuse to strengthen [the effects of the past] by repeating … Continue reading Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.”
Plato. "From Menexenus." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Ed. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg. 2nd ed. Boston & New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001. 56-63. Print. Aspasia [5th century B.C.E] intro: daughter of Axiochus Born in Miletus, Ionian Greek city in Asia Minor lived with Pericles (could not marry as foreigner, … Continue reading plato on aspasia
Fleckenstein, Kristie S. "Bodysigns: A Biorhetoric for Change." JAC, vol. 21, no. 4, 2001., pp. 761-790. To remember: "our language and our writing should be adequate enough to make our dreams, our visions, our stories, our thinking, and our actions not just revolutionary but transformative" ("Freedom" 46) (761). Susan Jarratt notes that "both feminist inquiry … Continue reading Fleckenstein, Kristie. Bodysigns (part one)
this evening, i read about the burkini issue in cannes. i should first note that i clearly recall living through post 9/11 anxieties and can only imagine what kind of desperation french leaders must feel after the multiple attacks that france has sustained, but banning burkini-clad women from beaches does not stop terror attacks. [though the move … Continue reading ban in cannes.
Hickey-Moody, Anna, and Tara Page. "Making, Matter and Pedagogy." arts, pedagogy and cultural resistance: new materialisms. London And New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 1-20. Print. To remember: 'new materialism' ... approaches [to research methodology] are brought together by the shared belief in the transformative capacities (or 'pedagogy') of matter ... posit[ing] affective, machinic, enfleshed, … Continue reading Hickey-Moody, Anna & Tara Page. “Making, Matter and Pedagogy”
in march of this year, i had the absolute joy of meeting jody shipka who, as a scholar and as a human, is a wild (and leopard spotted) mix of brilliant, vibrant and creative fun. to speak to the ways in which she has influenced and energized me, i would need to dedicate another post, another day. in her turkle-inspired … Continue reading darling disease