I hope to post more about the Hejinian lecture and visit tomorrow, as well as snippets from video I recorded, but I've got a stack of papers that need more attention, and also have an abstract to submit by tomorrow afternoon. So. You understand.
Response to Samuels’ essay that L.H.’s work is “happy” – who wants to be happy? – to be happy is to have failed in a political sense – who can object to happy?
To write without commodification or reification – this is the quandary: Good PoMo is closely tied to bad PoMo’s commodification and reification.
On the material world: “It behooves us to believe this is real because then we can have proper ethics to encounter it and react."
Benjamin’s Arcades project – enamored of the things of that world as that world
nostalgia / personal biography / self differentially
“the address to materiality is an address to transmutability…whereas reification blocks mutability”
on time: read Michael O’Malley’s Keeping Watch
“At some point I started to think about ideas way more seriously.”
Much of contemporary poetry comes down to: “You all saw the moon / but I felt it.”
“I've often wanted to teach a class in 'slow reading.'”
The classroom is a sufficient social space for this discourse
Claude McKay as poet of action
Adorno on Beethoven’s late style ---> Said’s On Late Style ---> a good way to read also in terms of late capital. “We an imagine the possibility of meaning but without needing to know what it looks like.”