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Poetic Thinking 2016 | April 25, 2019

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Class Discussion

Alternate Eurydices

March 16, 2016 |

As we discussed the Orpheus myth last week, it made me think of other versions of it that I’ve encountered. Both are by women, and both give a lot more voice to Eurydice than to Orpheus. The first one is … Read More

Poetic Thinking in Massumi

March 16, 2016 | 1

As I gather my thoughts and books for the next quarter’s work, I found an echo of our time together in Brian Massumi’s Parables for the Virtual. I already can see this will be a difficult text for me, and I … Read More

Death and The Button Moulder

March 9, 2016 |

Thinking about The Seventh Seal, I have been thinking about how Death is portrayed. We spoke a little bit last week about the fact that Death is not Satan, not evil. He has no malice for the knight, even though he … Read More

From Last Week’s Class…

February 1, 2016 |

I wanted to briefly draw attention to something Becca said in class that I thought was interesting, but which unfortunately got wrapped up in the whirlpool of conversation that rapidly took us somewhere else. Amir had just mentioned the idea … Read More

ars/poiēsis

January 17, 2016 | 2

I want to revisit a distinction we tried to make in class last week between art and poetry.  We struggled with the question of whether one lay beneath the other’s umbrella, and if so, which category subsumed the other.  As … Read More

Welcome to Poetic Thinking

October 13, 2015 |

Welcome to the course “Poetic Thinking Across Media.” This course will examine the human aptitude to approach life and the worlds we inhabit poetically, that is in manners of writing, speaking, and artistic creation that are not governed by systematic reasoning. … Read More