Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2015. 162 pages, illus. ISBN-13: 978-0692529843. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $15.00 [€12.00/£10.00] in print: paperbound/5 X 8 in.

A book about the impossibility of writing that will also be impossible to read.

~ Eileen Joy

[provisional self-evidence]

As Jesus of Nazareth once said (or was, more precisely, read [transcribed (by sets of translators [NIV])]), “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

[provisional self-evidence] pays all attention to the plank in academia’s/its own eye.

Example: members of marginalized groups experience a sense of anxiety, such sense — academia advancing — being by no means merely ‘natural’ as an end of society (institutionalized racism/classism/sexism/etc.). Extension: to academia — members of which experiencing such sense relative to research, reading, writing; processes —, such sense is natural (imagine the teacher to the student: ‘it is only natural’).

[provisional self-evidence] turns academia against itself, re-claiming naturality.

// Nature’s handwriting is asemic:


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