Tension to Thrive and the Space to Create: Constructed gender and the relationships between
gender and identity for Welsh and Nigerian women.
The art of living consists of multiple
a simple singularity (Adair 847). Singularity
awakenings to a m
F 0 we should love for the sake of God,
not for our own sake or the sake of
a 3) Gillian's colors
- fish evolved into a man because he
recognized there was more to life than his
shallow, stagnant pond.
- Had both passion and innocence/purity
0 Bags of woe: analogous to being blinded by societys lies. We must speak the
lies to come to the truth.
False dilemma either/or dilemma when more possibilities exist.
Example: either its on the front page of the newspaper, or it it not
0 iii. Miscella
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0 What is the role of humans in the nature of the world?
0 We need to put on a lens of order
0 Order pre-exists
0 Life is chaotic, but we need to seek and establish order in life
0 1. Order in the Universe- there is order in the univers
3. Principles of logical proof (Pascal, Tagore)
' Pascal: The last step of reason is to know there are things beyond reason
' Tagore: A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it
" A. a priori thinking (Chesterton. beli
1. Philosophy of rhetorical perspective
W: _ and me
lsocrates: it encourages respect for the person the audience -
When you are better I am better [spencer]
There is a parallel between speech and improving
Spencer: denition of rhetoric,
a.i. Africa to be MADE, not discovered.
a.ii. Inventions and counter inventions of Africa- what Africa IS is not
articulated by Africans but North Atlantics.
Geo-political determinism, slave trade
b. Naturalization- Fr
Understanding Subjectivity- dont take ourselves for
granted, think about who we are
a. Subjectivity is embedded- embeddedness
a.i. Unpack your ecological and social context to see it: Implications?
Knowledge (Epistemology- how we know what we
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
a. Joyce: attempts to break through with NEW symbols and NEW words:
break tradition/ new subjectivity
b.i. Women- Desire both women and Ireland
b.ii. Desire for meaningful, full, exciting life
One Day I Will Write About This Place
a. Themes: pencil (no gaps in her- childlike dualism), accordions
(uncertainty, ki-may- sound gaining meaning), trampoline, flaming pink
flamingo/ flamingo genocide (moment of realizing reality), nail peeling,
Highlight a moment of folly (and its fallout) from at least one of the McCann stories.
What kinds of choices are most foolish, and what consequences do such choices have?
A moment of folly is when Katies father chooses to reject the soldiers after
o Augustine: use rhetoric to battle darkness; truth should not
stand unarmed against lying
o Is an art: making choices with available means
* J. The Ultimate Possession of the Orator
I Wisdom AND eloquence
I Sapientia et eloquentia