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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Text is a Sentient Object

Read this paper of Eileen Joy's and know the future of literary studies. It's quite simple... Finally, finally I made it through all my school business and can get down to looking at this and other projects. Thanks for your patience all those who've borne with me.

The take home idea: a text is sentient object. It's quite counter-intuitive at first. But it's elementary really. Since we can apply almost everything meaningful about a pencil's interactions with a table to a mind's interactions with its world, why not a text, that is, what a pencil writes, if you hold it the right way...

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

If you read the panels of this cartoon in reverse order you come up with the sentient text.