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The Dread of Difference by Barry Keith Grant
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Nomadic Subjects by Rosi Braidotti
Nomadic Subjects
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my impression of this work is partial and subject to change as i've read the unrevised edition. the strength of braidotti's thinking with irigaray, deleuze and foucault. is still brilliant and is very much the brilliance here: https://vimeo.com/51895 ...more
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the immigrant suite by Hattie Gossett
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this was my favorite poet from *this bridge called my back* so i wanted to know more about them. this text is full of the very familiar playfully angry tone that typifies postcolonial aesthetics. full of smart irreverence and focussed on challenging ...more
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Are the Lips a Grave? by Lynne Huffer
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i don't want to be mean but this book was tedious to me. i guess it's helpful if you don't know the full story but it doesn't really offer anything earthshattering to this conversation. plus i'm pissed off extra because i'm constantly thinking about ...more
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Illness as Metaphor & AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
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as you'd probably expect, a very engaging text about the uses of illness that turns out to veer with ethical gusto away from the type of cold meditation on rhetoric.
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Audre Lorde
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
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“She wanted nothing that he could offer her, except perhaps his absence.”
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Toni Morrison
“Good taste was out of place in the company of death, death itself was the essence of bad taste.”
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James Joyce
“If he had smiled why would he have smiled? To reflect that each one who enters imagines himself to be the first to enter whereas he is always the last term of a preceding series even if the first term of a succeeding one, each imagining himself to be first, last, only and alone whereas he is neither first nor last nor only nor alone in a series originating in and repeated to infinity.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Dorothy Parker
“Time doth flit; oh shit.”
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