In my last post—completed over two months ago (eek!)—I tried to unpack the point of departure for DR‘s philosophy of difference. And where did I leave it? “There is no sin other than raising the ground and dissolving the form” (DR 29). In short, no other sin, no cruelty, no assault on common sense or representational systems quite like …

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In my last post—completed over two months ago (eek!)—I tried to unpack the point of departure for DR‘s philosophy of difference. And where did I leave it? “There is no sin other than raising the ground and dissolving the form” (DR 29). In short, no other sin, no cruelty, no assault on common sense or representational systems quite like …

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So my plan to post more regularly seems to be caught in perpetual deferral. I began composing a new post on Difference and Repetition‘s first chapter weeks ago, but the deadline for a conference presentation pushed that off to the side (yet again). Happily, however, I’ve returned from the 24th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf refreshed and ready to turn back …

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So my plan to post more regularly seems to be caught in perpetual deferral. I began composing a new post on Difference and Repetition‘s first chapter weeks ago, but the deadline for a conference presentation pushed that off to the side (yet again). Happily, however, I’ve returned from the 24th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf refreshed and ready to turn back …

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Though I am a big David Mitchell fan, I avoided the 2012 Wachowski/Tykwer film adaptation of Cloud Atlas until this past October. Since I had put Mitchell’s novel on my syllabus, I thought I should probably watch it, if only to prepare myself in case class discussion moved to the issue of its adaptation. In short, …

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Though I am a big David Mitchell fan, I avoided the 2012 Wachowski/Tykwer film adaptation of Cloud Atlas until this past October. Since I had put Mitchell’s novel on my syllabus, I thought I should probably watch it, if only to prepare myself in case class discussion moved to the issue of its adaptation. In short, …

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