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Eccentricity readings

Dear All,

I hope this note finds you well,

Next session: We will read together Gertrude Stein's short story 'The Gentle Lena' . here you can download the story + a bio for those you are not familiar with Stein's life and writings.     

http://aaaaarg.org/text/40729/gentle-lena

Since we have discussed a Minor Literature and it seems that nobody was really satisfied with the term, next time I would like to discuss the notion of 'eccentricity'. It might be interesting to explore this concept and see how it relates to the notion of 'minor'.

The reading are

'Eccentricity and Deterritorialisation in Natalie Clifford Barney'

http://www.genderforum.org/issues/off-centre/eccentricity-and-deterritorialization-in-natalie-barneys-the-one-who-is-legion/page/4/

and 'Towards a theory of eccentricity' 

http://www.genderforum.org/issues/off-centre/towards-a-theory-of-eccentricity/

We can start from the reading and then go into a discussion about the text and about eccentricity and Minor literature.

Suggestions are welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

federica

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Next session: We will read together Gertrude Stein's short story 'The Gentle Lena' . here you can download the story + a bio for those you are not familiar with Stein's life and writings. http://www.cincinnatiflowers.org/

Hello Everybody!

As discussed in the last meeting, we will read and discuss Eduard Glissant's notion of 'Opacity' and the poetics of relations. I want to discuss the possible relation between opacity, eccentricity and  Deleuze and Guattari's becoming minor. We are creating a constellation...let's see how they work (or don't) together ...

Link to the poetics of relation (few introductory chapters) : http://www.mediafire.com/?xalckg0l98a6uvz

I'll upload 'For Opacity' and Glissant' bio  on aaaarg.org very soon..

Caleb, can you please post something about 'Touching feeling' you were mentioning last time? thanks..

Reading for the next session:

- Octavia Butler, Speech Sounds (short story)

http://boblyman.net/englt392/texts/speech_sounds.pdf

Someone last time mention 'Clarice Lispector'...it would be good to read a short story...

 

please let me know if you have any other suggestion!

federica

 

 

Good start so far. Since we have two weeks before the next class,

I am open if anyone wants to find some time to either add closure

to the first reading (Kafka)

or work on the next. 

Or form some extracurricular alliances a la reality TV.
Toddzaharako@gmail.com
 

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