If I could indulge in a flippant dismissal for a minute... The way that Guillory talks about canon formation makes me freakin' nuts. I'll agree with him for like half a sentence and then he veers off into assholedom again in the slipperiest of ways. I feel like at some point I need to:
- pick him apart, basically, fisk him
- write a short punchy essay explaining my vision, from completely different frame of reference
I need more feminist essays, and there's some -- Lillian Robinson always rocks - but... something is missing. I'm sure it's in some conference proceedings somewhere... But whatever I find is super specific. Jill Dolan, but it's about film and I disagree with her anyway.
so it's funny, I want to say this, and here is the right place to do it, and I wouldn't say it on my other blog b/c it's not coherent enough. and i have a horrible feeling that the place to look is like... aaaaa... Spivak. must i really? aaaaaaa. I was looking something up that she said about clitoridectomy as metonomy and I had a sudden feeling if i dove into her work, i would GET it better than i used to, because i'm a better reader of density, and also because i've been coming to some of the same places through third-hand absorbtions or reinventions.
But it would take me like 2 years to understand... What? I think something about marxism, value, and "literary value". like if I took my whole understanding about "value", turned it inside out, and slammed the idea of value in economics against it all. Um, blah blah....
My god. I just googled around and found a cool thing that is startlingly useful right away.
The Stanford Encyclopdia of Philosophy: Feminist History of Philosophy