“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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Object-Oriented Defense of Poetry

What's on my plate this week. I have to firm up the essay, which is pretty much 100% done, but lacking in precise pagination in the citations. Astonishingly I just received a very kind offer of research assistance which is going to save my bacon.

I'm quite happy with the essay. I'm arguing that OOO enables us to articulate a robust theory of poetry that has ethical and political implications pertaining to nonviolence. And that poetry explores causality, rather than simply decorating the cupcake of the real.

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