As my followers will know, A Point of View often triggers a response in me, and I find myself talking at the radio, and sometimes pen a response here. Will Self’s most recent personal essay (I’ll put the link at the end), has inspired this one. I think it’s his best yet. Like Self, IContinue reading “Underground”
A discussion on Binary perceptions of difference in historical texts and personal history
Personally, I did not find binaries helpful, the binaries of ‘black’ and ‘white’, and ‘male’ and ‘female’ seem to me to be tools of segregation.
time moves forward, doesn’t it?
“He will love those that he loved and he will love them to the end”
I was reminded today, as I read for my MA in creative writing, that I used to distrust that sentence, ‘A story must have a beginning, a middle and an end’ repeated to me by my English teacher.
On Friday evening, I listened to the end of A Point of View; Will Self pontificating about the pointlessness of theory and its uses in the humanities, and the pointlessness of academic interrogation, culminating in his usual polemic stance, which is currently anti-humanties; he literally rubbished them; this is ironic, since virtually everybody is writing;Continue reading “Finished Essay – The Age of the Imagination? Past and Future Dissolved? Post truth Truth; Should I be incensed? Or is this a case of “a little knowledge being a dangerous thing”? – partly a response to Will Self’s deriding humanities on A Point of View @radio4 #humanities #theory – work in progress #Mental Health”
via work in progress – Imperfect Beauty, Imperfect Writing, Imperfect Love – On Beauty, Identity and Creativity: Is beauty active or passive? #essay #beauty #gender politics #stereotyping #binaries #literature #writing #LiteraryR
I’ve been thinking a great deal about perspective. The other day a colleague was telling me about her plans for the weekend and happened to mention her mother. She told me her mother was old and then told me she was in her 70s. My mother won’t mind me telling you that she is inContinue reading “On Perspective, Prejudice and Stereotyping”