nothing hidden or held back

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) (Wikipedia) XXVIII (From The Gardener) Your questioning eyes are sad. They seek to know my meaning as the moon would fathom the sea. I have bared my life before your eyes from end to end, with nothing hidden or held back. That is why you know me not. If it were only […]

Michel Foucault: “In a sense, I am a moralist.” (1980)

Happy birthday! From This interview with Michel Foucault, titled “Power, Moral Values, and the Intellectual” dates back to November 3, 1980. According to Stuart Elden, “because it was published after Foucault’s death, it was deemed to be a ‘posthumous publication’ and therefore not included in ‘Dits et écrits,‘” a compilation of Foucault’s shorter writings in […]

Michel Foucault: What is an Author? (1975)

The following summary of Foucault’s (1975) What is an Author is taken from Fendler’s (2010) Michel Foucault. Bloomsbury will make paperback version of the book available this December (2014). “This essay was published just after Discipline and Punish. In it, Foucault investigated what we mean when we say `author,’ and concluded that we mean many […]

Vanessa Andreotti: Five identity/alterity positions

Andreotti, V. (2014). Strategic criticism and the question of inaccessibility of the Other. Glottopol, 23, 134–147. Five different positions: problem-spaces of difference in education “In my provisional effort to re-create the practice of strategic criticism drawing on Scott’s  ideas, I will offer a tentative (simplified and situated) cartography of how the concept of  inaccessible alterity […]