Sunday, November 13, 2005


Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 09:34:13 -0500
From: Jill Darling
Subject: Re: Association

Taking all of this, great ideas and insights, Sarah, if I had
the time and energy to totally redesign my whole focus and
syllabus for next semester, I would create a course that
through the context of language/rules/rupturing/disrupting
(this would, again theoretically, be worked out specifically)
look at Katrina, France riots, and in the middle of these,
like some sort of language of mediation (but does it Really
mediate?), the rhetorical situation surrounding Rosa Parks
(comments of people waiting in line to see her, reports of the
crowds and fanfare, excerpts from the talks during the 7-hr
long funeral)...

like Burroughs, or the LANGUAGE Poets who bring a Marxist
criticism to the structure and power of language, rupturing
and then reassembling texts/paragraphs/sentences/structures in
general, obviously, will make a reader look at the content of
the writing differently, but instead of turning away b/c it is
weird or different, we could use this as model to look at
'regular' writing to see how it is potentially actually
functioning, how it doesn't add up, etc.

yes, the photo is something, beauty/terror/suffering, how
indeed does language simply fall short...

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