|Dan Onion. Download his music.|
[before you read this nonscholarly post, make sure you enter the abyss with Karl three times: 1 2 & 3]
I've already written a bit about the recent Exemplaria symposium in Austin. A week later the discussions that unfolded in Texas are still with me, challenging me to think more deeply about critique and community. A fundamental question that emerged for me from the combined force of the presentations and the Q&A is how to disagree (because critique requires some dissent) in a way that will be heard, will preserve community, and yet can effect individual, scholarly and collective change. Processing, processing ...
|sign at Bernadette's|
|view from a car window|
So here's to friendships, community, conversations that can be critiques but might also be transformations, and surprising sympathies that are also symphonies.