I miss so much of it already. I love teaching at URI, and there’s plenty of writing and revising I need to do this summer. I look forward to running through Newport again in the coming months and enjoying life with my life-partner and occasionally seeing my local friends and reading books and trying (always, but mostly failing) to …

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Forgive the lengthy quotations below. It will take a while to build up to Roland Barthes’s studium and punctum. (I explain my recent interest in allure here.) In the ninth section of Camera Lucida (1980), Barthes writes: I was glancing through an illustrated magazine. A photograph made me pause. Nothing very extraordinary: the (photographic) banality of a rebellion in Nicaragua: a ruined street, two helmeted …

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Forgive the lengthy quotations below. It will take a while to build up to Roland Barthes’s studium and punctum. (I explain my recent interest in allure here.) In the ninth section of Camera Lucida (1980), Barthes writes: I was glancing through an illustrated magazine. A photograph made me pause. Nothing very extraordinary: the (photographic) banality of a rebellion in Nicaragua: a ruined street, two helmeted …

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