“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, October 4, 2013

Object-Oriented Feminism Panel 1

Frenchy Lunning's talk was just extraordinary. There were a lot of affinities between our talks. Her talk was about body image and abjection. This really moved things forwards I feel.

How to think abjection is built into the OO theory if you think about it. Here I am surrounded closer than skin by all these things: I can't peel them off me. I especially can't peel off the sensual ether. So there is a passage between OOO and Kristeva.

In my talk I discovered one between OOO and Irigaray.

More on this soon!


Frenchy said...

Hi Tim!
Thank you for this affirmation. It means a lot. I found this by way of a colleague who was interested in your work, as I am as well. This seems to be a rich area for thought, and I am gratified to be included in this research.

Frenchy said...

Hi Tim,
Thank you for this mention in your blog! My colleague found it, who is also interested in OOP -- This seems to be a rich area for inquiry and thought -- I am gratified to be part of this discourse...!