Thursday, October 31, 2013
Girard’s sources & precursors: Homer, Shakespeare, novels, the Bible
György Lukács' essay: ‘Ideology of Modernism’
Bronislaw Malinovski: Desire and counter desire
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Deconstruction: To extricate ourselves from the past is a bourgeois idea of liberty that is still very much at work in modern theory. Simone Weil had a hunger for determination
Monday, October 21, 2013
The scene of the boys entering the school chapel: Lewis (the T S Eliot character) in procession, rejoices.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Negative imitation: a way of showing that we are not imitators.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The wave as a gesture of departure - leaving the past (childhood) behind and moving into the future diaspora.
Composure: How to be in the presence of others without being drawn into mimetic entanglements.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
The Biblical image of ‘pairs’ or doubles: e.g. Adam & Eve, Cain & Able
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The children are in the garden. The plot begins with one spontaneous expression of desire, Jinny comes dashing by and kisses Lewis…, which sets the whole mimetic dynamic in motion. This event is surreptitiously viewed by Susan. The Fall...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Virginia Woolf introduces each section of the novel with an italizied phrase referring to the position of the sun in the sky. Section one: "The sun had not quite risen; the sea and sky were indistinguishable." Mythological imagery. The sun comes up…its light striking the leaves in the garden making them transparent.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The dramatis personae of the Waves. The story is comprised of a series of internal monologs of a strange kind. The more you know about a character’s internal life it seems the more undifferentiated they appear to every other character.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
"The Moths" or "The Waves" – alternative titles to novel.
The moth drawn to the flame; drawn to the light but not so close as to be destroyed. The Waves – crashing on the shore, one following the other in endless repetition.