English Major Nerdiness Ahead (consider yourself warned).

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This kind of sums up my life at the moment (actually, for the year). But let’s substitute “Foucault” for “Kenneth Burke”. Alas, he is an American theorist, not a French dude. Still, love it.

Some days I wonder why I just didn’t read Foucault for my paper. And then other days, my brain thanks me. And thanks me even more for not reading Derrida. Because I am zombified after Derrida. Burke’s pretty straight forward for a theorist. And I like him for that.

More thesis updates: the paper has been titled. My final draft is due Friday. It will be excellent.

Reading Derrida for the first time…

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Is akin to watching “Fall Out,” (the final episode in The Prisoner. It blows your mind.
However, unlike “Fall Out,” Derrida lacks two important things:
Cathartic release.
Patrick McGoohan.

This is why I should not be reading theory early in the morning. I’m not even reading Derrida right now–I’m reading Althusser and Zizek. But Zizek’s the man, so its okay.

 

(C) Beth