1. "About language itself"
Multiple languages in his texts, cannot be confined to one. Epigraphs in both
texts are in other languages.
Wasteland features 7 languages.
English is deliberately disjointed in Waste
When men are forbidden to think, their thinking sanctions what simply exists. - Adorno Ethics is
an optics - Levinas
South African by birth
White south african, now citizen of australia
Novel prize, and 3x/ booker
Incredulity toward metanarratives
Perhaps relate this back to Heart of Darkness, in it we infrequently see the native speak.
The first moment is part of the trajectory of resistance, that turns into a symbolic
othering. The passage takes
Plato -> Phaedrus
Writing is twice removed from language and is to be held in a kind of suspicion.
Writing according to Phaedrus is a displacement or supplement to truth
Disguising of truth.
Marlow sees Kurt as a voice
Voice and truth (logos) m
Beckett Contd 2
Truth and Method Gadamer (1960)
Trying to do the impossible by being present at his death, and record the moment of his own
We need ot be careful how Malone characterizes himself to his time. He is deeply
interested and ivnested in
Novel is at some level a critique of rationality itself. Dyer, a serial killer stands as a critique of the
enlightenment, and a critique of rationality.
Suppresses irrationality for its own benefit. This novel seems to argue, via the ser
To witness Suffering
Brueghal (1525-1569) Leviticus 19:18
Luke 10: 25-37
"Ethics is an optics" - Levinas
Born in 1907, so Auden takes the modern world for granted. Auden doesnt demonstrate the
anxiety that Pound has
The modern world for Auden, simpl
Play: Hadamer. Play =/= self
Stories are taking him out of himself, the language he uses has a real emotional weight to them,
because he is dependent upon them to remove his suffering.
Problem: stories he tells fail to alleviate his sufferin
Two type of texts according to Barthes, text of pleasure and text of bliss. Text of pleasure
doesnt challenge you.
"The text that discomforts, unsettles the readers historical, cultural, psychological assumptions,
brings to the crisi
Two large questions
What does Kurtz mean to Marlow?
How does Kurtz mean to Marlow, what does the shape of his significance look like?
How do we judge Marlow?
Heart of darkness as a confessional text.
Marlow has committed some sor
When men are forbidden to think, their thinking sanctions what simply exists. Ethics is an optics
Kafka "in the penal colony"
Coetzee "into the dark chamber"
Speaks about writing the novel in "Into the Dark Ch
(Ulysses) Novel, a meditation on history, on personal sexual history, her own upbringing, and
Is there a difference in the way Joyce has represented a way a man thinks versus a
Move past the Way others have thought. Molly might be able,
We live in the social realm, surrounded by the real, and occasionally disrupted by an
encounter with the real.
Generally a negative one.
Whether its possible to figure the encounter with the real in positive terms? Is there
Lecture 28-Forster contd
Real Disaster Nothing
- Test: 6 passages, writing on 4 of them
o Analyze significant metaphors, images, and themes
In your response, take into account the significance of the passage to the work as a
Seeming to deny that he is like prince Hamlet, in curious denial given the clich of
Hamlet, and given what we know of Prufrock: Hamlet is someone incapable of acting, or archprocrastinator
Hamlet has good reason not to act
Does prufrock also have go
The Ear of the Other
Sartre Being and Nothingness (1943)
Issue of voice: who is speaking in these texts? Who isnt speaking in the texts. Question of
originality: Wasteland most unoriginal original
Marlow's relationship to the colonial project, and his relation to lying
Page 1956, the first contradiction: colonial project is ugly, because of racism, but at the
same moment it is redeemed by the idea.
Yeats, negative capability(Keats 1817)
Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Phaedrus: (Plato) -> Logos: Parousia
Modernism is at one crucial level about language. About the need for new forms to be
discovered. The desire for artists to find new
Poem about waste.
2 ways of reading the logic of the quotations about waste
Meaning seems to have disappeared, but not necessarily about the disappearance of
meaning. Meaning has been placed in a deferral structure.
The poetics of personality
Existence precedes essence
Pound sees in Hardy's work a tendency for the speaker to erase all signs of himself
Hardy's work has a beginning of a mod element of "poetics of the personality"
Born in Dublin Ireland, to upper middleclass family.
Beckett is someone who never felt comfortable in the world
Up to 26 years old felt acutely anxious about his place in the world
Displaced or sublimated the anxiety in his work
Essay questions for exam
Sexing the cherry, p. 89
Woodrensen offers what reads as an essay on time.
This is a novel that is asking how is it posible to resist ideology.
How does one step past those inherited forms of thinking and thought that have guide
Penelope: language in her monologue is far less allusive. While Daedalus is highly allusive and
Came down the steps prudently
Is Daedalus at some level addicted to his past and his melancholia?
Is his own melancholia is perha
Nicholas Hawksmoor (1985)
Why is our culture so obsessed with serial killings and serial murders?
Some sense fictionalized into 2 times, 18th century and 20th century. Exists in some
senses over 2 times. A mixture, of fiction and fact. How do we know wh
Ulysses "Proteus" Odyssey
Aristotle Do Anima
J. Boehme Signature of Things
S. Johnson Dictionary (1755) Dante Inferno Canto 4 Hamlet I,4,70-71
G. Lessing Laocoon Blake "Book of los" Berkley An Essay
"nothing is gained without loss" - Pail Virilio
Loss: "Mourning and Melancholic" (1917): Freud
Barthos The Pleasure of the Text (1973)
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Modern lit is written out of loss, in some senses about loss
Trauma: greek word means "wound" often on the body
"Forgiveness forgives only the unforgivable" - Derrida P.V. Glob The Bog People
All confessional texts anticipate a response.
Poem is his confession of a failure, and his punishment is self inflicted, and ta
Place him in a philosophic tradition of existentialism
Hardy is faltering in his commitment to his own ideas, one of the ideas, especially found
in Hap, believes to his core that there is no god.
Accepting an existential position
Nietzsche The Antichrist (1888)
Ted Hughes Made England's Poet Laureate
Poet of the realm appointed by the Queen
A poet of nature, a nature poet.
Nothing that relates basically to our human nature
Talking about violence for the next month or so
Prevents his (Joyce) freedom, as well as his avatar (Stephen Dedalus), from becoming an artist
Joyce attempting to become an artist
Ulysses is essentially a sequel
Joyce leaves Ireland, becomin