Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, November 2, 2012

Underground Ecocriticism Liveblog 8

Cheryl Lousley. "Toward a Grotesque Environmentalism: Reading Barbara Gowdy’s
Domestic Fictions Ecocritically."
Barbara Gowdy. Criticized for freaks and anthropomorphism (double whammy!)
Rather, Loosely will >> A feminist carnivalesque aesthetic >> feminist grotesque
Russo, The Female Grotesque. Misapprehension of normal as familiar. Disarticulation of feminism from the strange and the alien. Ordinary versus normal feminism: heterogeneous.
Haraway's grotesque cyborg. Often neglect of the messy biologism of the cyborg.
Freaks as alternate lines of desire and love; more fully lived worlds.
Mr. Sandman. Closets both metaphorical and physical.
Multiplication of identical twins. 
Exposure and resolution of sexual indiscretions, simultaneous with Nixon's resignation.
Saturation with meaning versus despair or melancholy.
No redemption is forthcoming for desecration of elephants.
But there is a vibration of cosmic meaning.
Necrophiliac "We So Seldom Look on Love."
the painful sound of slicing meat

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