Thursday, November 24, 2005

Citation and reiteration

This is a very sad attempt at paraphrasing Judith Butler, but since one is so taken by her, one has to do so....it is an ontological propensity (could one possibly get more UN-Butler like?)...Anyway, what i thought she was trying to say is that, every act, or what you think of as an unique act is a reiteration, a citation, and is consituted of a failure of memory. but it is in those moments of citation that it is possible to cite the past differently (as it anyway always is), to displace the desired effect by something diferent.
I do not quite know whether this made any sesne to anyone but me, (anon will definitely extend his/her helping hand), but reading Butler is so electrifying that i have been raving about it ever since the afternoon, and what else, but have decided to appropriate it to my specific purposes.
Since the possiblity of subversion makes itself present in every conscious reiteration, i can definitely dedicate this blog to such a purpose....:)
So the first repetition is what was heard during the Reading course discussion session....Her Highness the Diva (my supervisor) told course mate....Why do you have to smoke to defy patriarchy? Why can't you do maths better?
What, dear smokers, do you say to that?

12 comments:

  1. cause to smoke one needs a cig, a matchbox and one has a 4.5 mins to look forward to. and in maths, maths....maths......um..um...maths?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  2. From where I see... Just a simple salute to her... FOR THAT REMARK...

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  3. but i can ALREADY do maths better *wicked grin* hehehe after abusive email cldnt resist. sweetie, do me a favour and post translations. really.

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  4. ciggies are fun!it unites all because ciggies don't care abt the smokers religion, caste or creed. long live ciggie. may each ciggie last over 5 mins at least. on the contrary, maths is not fun (for me)and besides if one has to defy patriarchy, why please them by doing maths better? that defeats the entire purpose of defying, doesn't it?

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  5. well mizfit... you summed it all up... and now everyone knows what, roughly, my point is...

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  6. Make it new, it might please you to know, that it was in ur GRE score context that the whole conversation happened.

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  7. re: reiteration9:09 PM

    its so true... i looked up the dictionary and guess what, found every word Judith Butler ever said! The woman is an oracle.

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  8. lo really? good god what are you spreading it like the plague???

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  9. hey medusa, visit me at deviantcore.blogspot.com. had a lil technical glitch going on earlier, but now (i hope) it's better.

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  10. Dear re: reiteration,
    :) that was a good one.

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  11. whr r u? how come no new posts and all?

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  12. whr r u? how come no new posts and all?

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