Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

Egan, Kieran. The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape our Understanding, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998. To remember: irony involves more than a perverse disguise of what might be better stated literally (137). It leads to a discussion of the kind of understanding that results from the breakdown or decay of general schemes ... … Continue reading Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Keywords: creativity, teaching, drawing, writing, image, attention, brain, state of mind Quotations: [Ivan Brunetti] there are things all of us can draw in a way that is recognizable ... All of these things show up without effort--they are already in us (104). … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

Kim Hackford-Peer. “In the Name of Safety: Discursive Positionings of Queer Youth.”

Hackford-Peer, Kim. "In the Name of Safety: Discursive Positionings of Queer Youth." Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 29, no. 1, 2010, pp. 541-56. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. To remember: the discourse of innocence is still applied to queer youth, however, the application has shifted to focus largely on the ways that queer youth are … Continue reading Kim Hackford-Peer. “In the Name of Safety: Discursive Positionings of Queer Youth.”

Deleuze. Active and Reactive, The body

Deleuze, Gilles. Nietzsche and Philosophy. London: Continuum, 1983. 39-41. Print. To remember: 'We are in the phase of modesty of consciousness" [Nietzsche] (39). To remind consciousness of its necessary modesty is to take it for what it is: a symptom; nothing but the symptom of a deeper transformation and of the activities of entirely non-spiritual … Continue reading Deleuze. Active and Reactive, The body

fasciality of writing/teaching/knowing

the massage therapist in me finds utter fascination in the delicate tenacity of fascia - the tensional network that wraps round musculature and bone structures, suspends organs. as much as any muscle tissue, connective tissue begs for manipulation. left untouched, irritated fascia can be responsible for referent pain, adhesions, even postural issues. often what we perceive … Continue reading fasciality of writing/teaching/knowing