Tuesday, November 29, 2005

For Thursday

Remember, we'll be discussing Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto Thursday. It is incredibly dense and difficult in some ways, a return to the kinds of poetic philosophical stuff we read with Plato and Nietzsche and Dostoievski. I recommend you read it for its imagery, for its language, the way you read Ginsberg and Burroughs. Read sections out loud to get a taste for the rhythm of the piece. Rather than trying to puzzle through all of the arguments, note the images that it inspires in your minds and think about the things those images share and conflict with other about.

Also, you'll be handing in copies of the latest paper for your peer editing groups. And, wonder of wonders, you'll be getting back your papers from me at long last, too.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Has everybody found SCUM online and read it in preparation for tomorrow's discussion? Click here for the text.