It is important to note, however, that Kristeva created a distinction in the true meaning of abjection: We must abject the maternal, the object which has created us, in order to construct an identity. We use ritualsspecifically those of defilement, to attempt to maintain clear boundaries between nature and society, the semiotic and the symbolic, paradoxically both excluding and renewing contact with the abject in the ritual act.
Witness 75 Chapter Four: Artless Communities Chapter Six: What follows here is a work that exceeds the traditions of graduate work without, I hope, dismissing the importance of graduate research. We are not all good researchers, and we need not all be good researchers in order to produce something new and intelligent from our university experiences.
For these reasons I have written The Falling Scholar. What follows are essays I have written in a chronology of experience, an historical text that makes visible the process of learning.
Each essay moves towards a sense of meaning within itself, and informs the next in the same way that one step follows another. There was no way for me to predict how this would end, and there was no desire in me to know the ending before I started anyway.
I was trapped, and I knew I had to write my way out. The essays here are the steps I took, one at a time, to find my way. It is a writing about writing, and written for the pleasure of writing, with the hope that this might produce some pleasure in the reading. If I have achieved some of this in the work, then I can honestly say it has all been worth the effort.
We begin alone, it always seems as though we write alone, but there are others who inspire and support us as we work. I can truthfully admit that this writing is the product of blood, sweat, and tears; however, it is also an experience with producing an alternative writing project that has been difficult to promote in the university.
For believing in my abilities as an artist, and as an intellectual, and for believing that there was something for us all to learn from this experience, I am always and most especially grateful to Dr.
He has stuck by me from the beginning, when I was writing the first raging scripts that would eventually cool down and become this book. His faith in me as a writer is what made this writing possible.
I hope that Tony is cloned many times, and that others like him find more prominent places in the universities of the world. Carl Leggo and Rita Irwin came into this project towards the end, and demonstrated to me a great excitement with alternative works such as this book: For their insights, artistic visions, and poetic sensibilities I am most grateful, and I have appreciated their ability to see beyond the traditions of graduate work, to see the value of alternative writing, and I am thankful they made time to participate in this process with me.
The Laboratory of Learning and Activity seminar group in the School of Education, University of Colorado, Denver was an experience of great generosity. The people there extended tremendous interest and attention to my struggles, read all my pages, however mangled with emotional confusion they might have been, and they taught me the pleasures that can accompany being read by other people.
This has been a significant experience with sociality, one that I will not forget. It was there, in Denver, that I began writing this project and it is to these fine people that I owe my initial inspirations. Thank you all for being there, and for including me in your fold.
To my sister, and my mother, I owe my life, several times over. There are no words I can think of that might express what this means. I am grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for granting me the scholarship that enabled me to eat and buy cigarettes and coffee during the past four years, and I thank Dr.
Mary Bryson and Dr. Suzanne de Castell for writing and supporting the original proposal, for their friendship and generosity, for providing me safe haven when I needed it, and for all the years of support and guidance. Finally, and perhaps most of all, I wish to extend the most gracious and heartfelt thanks to Kathryn Alexander and Eva Ekeblad, for understanding the importance of what I have tried to do, and for cheering me on when I felt there was no point in continuing.
They are women of spirit and sisterly affection.
They are brilliant women of vision, genius, and extraordinary talents. They have inspirited me a thousand different times and in a thousand different ways, and I write this for them as much as anyone.
This project is fondly dedicated to Professor Donna Varga, my friend, and the first professor who ever took me seriously as an intellectual. Introduction Initially, I had decided that the essays written here would speak for themselves, and that an introduction would not only be redundant, but might inadvertently have the effect of spoiling the reading process.
It is the difference between scholarship and art, perhaps, that pushed me to think of the ways that writing can "speak for itself. I have never identified myself as an artist, although I have always identified myself as a writer. From an early age, I was also very much an intellectual, or a poet-philosopher, perhaps, but insatiably engaged with the difficult ideas that come from philosophy texts and theory.
Combining these passions for the work of analytical intellectualism, with writing as an art, seemed to me the most obvious combination of resources for developing an alternative process of producing new, intelligent, and provocative material for the university community.Items where Research Area is "B.
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