Sunday, October 26, 2014
Interlude (mid term exam)
To Fictionists, Linguists, Transcend
Dentalists and Colleagues Across
the Curriculum. enin
As opposed to prelude and postlude—
before the play and after the play. an
interlude is a pause between acts and
actions. Ludic = play, game (Illudic,
illusion, delusion = not in play, out
For you fully to appreciate my courses,
you must realize what a proper waste
of time they are—how Not Rigorous &
easy compared to the OTHERS. the
surrounding necessary demands, text and
content agenda-driven ground-coverage
rubric assessed and measureable
objectives. The values and meaning of
Regular and Regulation.
On the one hand, let that upward arrow represent
and stand for our dominant thrust—the arrow of
purpose. Getting some where. A good thing
On the other hand (appropriately antithetical
and antagonistic in value):
Let that represent and stand for hap-y, un-fliltered
and unagenda-ized HAP—what’s actually happening
under the cover-up of our purposes, determinations,
plans, expectations, ways of talking. Chaos: source
of the new and mother of invention.
Polarize these two images and what they stand for:
their radically different and incommensurate values.
Don’t let either reduce or contaminate the other—
at least conceptually: in your own mind-set.
In real-time, of course, not only are they fused and
confused, but it’s clear which dominates, which is
subordinate, yes? Which rules the roost, so to speak
and which is sent to the cellar or attic—banished
from kitchen cupboards and cupcakes.
The sound of one hand slapping.
So what I ask. Seriously.
Whatever the token content, texts, catalogue
subject-matter: this here what I’m saying is
my course: broken for view.
An Environmentalism Liberal Art (I insist)
not to be conflated with the practical and
pragmatic instrumental values of the liberal
arts—those majors and minors, poster and
Need we argue? Of course. We must.
Or what’s a college for?