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We Are Singing

Judith Butler in Giving an Account of Oneself writes, “[W]e must recognise that ethics requires us to risk ourselves precisely at moments of unknowingness, when what forms us diverges from what lies before us, when our willingness to become undone … Continue reading

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The Shaping of the Self

Yesterday I alluded to Foucault’s Self Writing [PDF: Technologies of the Self/Self Writing], one of a series of studies on “the arts of oneself” that draws heavily on Greco-Roman thought, particularly that of Seneca. The illustration above depicts Seneca’s suicide (his … Continue reading

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Book List

In no particular order, this is a list of my favourite writers/books. Of course, it is incomplete. Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Pale Fire and Speak, Memory and literary lectures Franz Kafka Geoff Dyer JG Ballard Simone … Continue reading

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Judith Butler: On Never Having Learned How to Live

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