The term ‘interdisciplinary’ typically refers to a kind of additive component, history plus literature, history plus art, and so forth. The perspective is essentially a horizontal one, linking fields without any fundamental change to the formal structures of any one discipline.
Virginia Kuhn & Vicki Callahan, “Nomadic Archives: Remix and the Drift to Praxis.”
Okay, its 2015 and I’m still loving the 80s redux.
Good morning! Here, have a mini-Scissor Sisters dance party. ;)
Today’s writing playlist includes… (What else should I add to it?!)
only those for whom a sexual fantasy ‘works,’ that is, those who are aroused by it, have a chance of telling us to what particular set of conditions that fantasy speaks, and can analyze how and why it works and for whom. Sexual fantasy materials are like icebergs; the one-tenth that shows about the surface is no reliable indicator of the size or significance of the whole thing. Sexual fantasy that doesn’t arouse is boring, funny, or repellent, and unsympathetic outsiders trying to decode these fantasies (or any others) will make all sorts of mistakes.
Joanna Russ, “Pornography By Women For Women, With Love,” 89
What excites in fantasy is both far more exaggerated than real life and not the same as in real life; that is, fantasy isn’t just a vicarious substitute for real experience; its meaning as experience becomes changed when it’s made into fantasy.
Joanna Russ, “Pornography By Women For Women, With Love,” 88