I decided to post this blog entry from Steven Shaviro’s (excellent) blog The Pinocchio Theory since it not only deals with the body and sense, but does so through an analysis of a recent film, Black Swan, which I really enjoyed (and assume others have as well).
This week’s reading is, of course, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry. Any and all authors: feel free to post!
(p.s. I’ll be putting something like this up sometime soon after each class (Wednesday or Thursday?), which gives authors the opportunity to write something while they’re reading or right after discussion on Tuesdays. If you have any suggestions on a better way, comment below.)
“Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd”
– Deleuze and Guattari on working together
We wish to further explore with this blog the readings for the Politics of Sensation course at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. We hope this blog will be updated weekly, or more, covering each week’s reading as well as further connections and digression, as we see fit. There are, however, a few requirements. We wish to avoid (unnecessary) summary and (mere) opinion. Although one post per week should be centrally concerned with that week’s reading, all authors are encouraged to develop their ideas beyond that particular reading, connecting it with other readings, events, thinkers, etc. We want to produce new ideas, thoughts and connections–keeping things exciting yet rigorous.
– a low ceiling