Judith T. Irvine

“…commenting on a set of papers is itself an intertextual exercise. To point out connections among the papers, and tie them in various ways to one’s own text, is a metalevel intertextual task that – if (as one hopes) one is perspicacious or just lucky – is to co-construct the papers’ cumulative effect. It is an interdiscursive task […] intertextualit … Read more...

Do you think…

that Michael Peter Smith himself really found Reflexivity or has his own little software engine checking out who’s been reading his book? He added a comment to this post from last fall. 🙂
He posted the URL to his website. His earlier book, Transnationalism from Below might be useful for my research project on interpreting.… Read more...

notions of “people”

Welcome to democracy 101! I finally get it. Ok, yes, I feel a little bit like, duh. How many times has Stephen gone over this? 🙂 Balibar, however, makes it plain enough even for me, or perhaps its simply a matter of receptivity and timing. Maybe this time it will stick:
“two notions of the people: that which … Read more...

intellectualizing “the gaze”

I’ve been getting clearer about some of the academic impulses (indoctrination?) that I’ve been resisting. This, from Paul Claudel on Bourdieu’s principle of aesthetic distance, sums it up:
“This typically intellectualist theory of artistic perception directly contradicts the experience of the art-lovers closest to the legitimate definition; acquisition of legitimate culture by insensible familiarization within the family circle tends to … Read more...