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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 

Nearest Book Tag from Elaina

Elaina over at Trash Talks Back tagged me with a unique take on the whole blog-tagging phenomena. Here are the rules as laid out on 'Laina's blog: 1. Go to the nearest book in your reach and turn to page 123. 2. Go to the fifth sentence of the book. 3. Copy the next three sentences, then tag someone else.
Gregoire penned a pamphlet, Lettre au citoyens de couleur (Letter to the citizens of color), which was circulated throughout Saint Domingue and, many claimed, fomented the rebellion. Shortly after, as the French Revolution descended into the Terror, Gregoire played a key role in relations between Saint Domingue's revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture and the French government. Gregoire proposed the return of Catholic missionaries to the island; Toussaint, fearful that a threatened British invasion would result in the reenslavement of his followers, wrote Gregoire regularly for advice.

Source: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, Volume 2 (I work in a library, what'd you expect. It was either that or the Uniform Building Code, Volume 3)

Tagged: Jimmy Higgins, Modern Pitung, and Left Spot.

"Harder, you savage, harder. Now put more Miracle Whip in the tub, lots of Miracle Whip," her voice husked urgently. "Oh, yesss, now the raccoons, all three of them, yeesss..." 

Posted by Jimmy Higgins

Okay, now for real.

Such is the problem of identity. What then is struggle? And what is the relationship between identity and struggle?

Go ahead, guess. Hey, I'm at my desk where my computer is, whaddaya think is gonna be on the shelf right above my vdt?

Oh, yeah, John at "It's No Accident," consider yourself tagged... 

Posted by Jimmy Higgins

I grudgingly participated and passed along this book tag virus. See here http://www.leftspot.com/blog/?q=node/224 Thanks for the tag...  

Posted by LS

Like [Judith] Butler, Fuss admits history makes a difference to meaning: "[M]ore work needs to be done on how spectators from different gendered, racial, ethnic, economic, national and historical backgrounds might appropriate or resist these images" (736). But the recognition of sexuality's differential historical context so late in her essay echoes the familiar liberal gesture. Premised on a notion of history as "background," this assertion thematizes difference by encapsulating the subject in individualized cultural slots, while the social struggles over difference that foment the "relentless operations of identity" remain safely out of view.

Trese de Lauretis's essay "Film and the Visible," originally presented at the conference "How Do I Look: Queer Film and Video" (1991), shares many of the features of Butler's and Fuss's analyses. While she too draws upon psychoanalysis as well as a loosely Foucauldian analytic, her work is, I think, generally taken to be more "social" in its approach, and she will at times situate it as such against a more textual analysis. 

Posted by who, really, cares?

The miraculous in diagonal composition. Twighlight apparitions. A wedding while the bells are advertising the plague.

-- Guenter Grass, The Flounder, translated by Ralph Manheim 

Posted by John

Thank you for not tagging me.

I'm linked to this blog. 

Posted by Renegade Eye

Renegade Eye, I could only choose 3, it was the rules. If you'll accept it, I gladly tag you! We'll call it the beginning of round two. 

Posted by Nelson H.

I'm back! http://portlandmaoist.wordpress.com/ 

Posted by celticfire

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