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
Quick notes: the body must touch down (11) Writing: to touch on extremity (12) Nothing else happens to writing, then, if something should happen to it, except touching. More precisely: touching the body ... Writing touches the body by essence ... that's where it's touching (13) points of tangency, touches (14) And Derrida, On Touching: … Continue reading Nancy, Jean-luc. Corpus
Derrida, Jacques. On Touching - Jean-luc Nancy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005. Print. To remember: I sense, but I still do not know what to tough, to touch him [le toucher] means-I know it less and less ... How is one to touch, without touching, the sense of touch? Shouldn't the sense of touch touch us, for … Continue reading some notes on touching (writing)
the psyche is extended, knows nothing about it. everything thus ends with this brief tune: 'psyche ist ausgedehnt, weiss nichts davon' ... only psyche knows nothing of this ... she knows nothing of this ... she knows nothing of this - and that is what everyone knows around her, with such exact and cruel knowledge. … Continue reading psyche knowing
the prompt: what does writing want? to touch and be touched [jean-luc nancy] to be understood [spinoza] to be habitual [goldberg] to be unhurried [pryor] to be mindful practice [boice] to make [shipka] to make change [schell, ahmed, fleischer] to connect to time/place/network [mueller] encounter/experience [deleuze, guattari] to move [massumi,manning] ...
but ever since Aristotle suddenly hit on the manifold aporia of touch (aporia, he said then, and aporēseie); ever since he, Aristotle, foresaw all the obscurities of the tangible: touch isn't clear, ouk estin endēlon, he says furthermore; it's adēlon, inapparent, obscure, secret, nocturnal. [Jacques Derrida, On Touching-Jean-Luc Nancy, 4]