From Plato to modern critics and theorists, the nature of literary mimesis varies, and modernity inevitably problematize mimesis; however, Plato becomes the inevitable commonality between the theorists from the ancient to the modern (Aristotle, Plotinus, Nietzsche, Wilde, Saussure, and Baudrillard). These theorists explicitly or implicitly enter into a dialogue with Plato, thus responding to or … Continue reading Mimetic Criticism; or, Plato’s Influence Upon Theorists Then and Now
The yay/nay/gray thoughts of the day: YAY: Mr. Antolini is Holden’s old English teacher. He has some great lines. He says, “This fall I think you’re riding for – it’s a special kind of all, a horrible kind. The man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and … Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 24
How do I learn? I read. Then I read some more. And then I read some more. Learning via experience is vital. I love going to museums and walking and walking and taking it all in visually. Learning by discussion is important. I love talking out ideas. I love listening to other people's ideas.