Here is a text for us to dip into over the Easter break – ‘Reading, Walking, Mourning’. The full text is available online (ie it is open source)
How did I find it?
Berg-Werk (or call it Pit-work if you prefer) …which I used to describe to myself as being like digging, but I am now more inclined to think of it as being like dipping.
Here is an example of Berg-Werk – see if you agree about the feeling:
- Read the current London Review of Books, 25/03/10, P 48: there is a 1/4 page Ad placed by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities advertising their Summer School 2010: ‘Critical Theory and the Political’
- Browse the web link and then go randomly to other Birkbeck Institute pages, and spot that mme S-B* is listed as a fellow
- Search ‘Summers-Bremner’ on Google Scholar: J Narrative Theory reference and link to the full text is item 9
* My attention was drawn to mme Summers-Bremner because it also says on the Birkbeck Institute website that she is current working on a book entitled a History of Wandering.
Dipping in online to the ‘Reading, Walking, Mourning’ text, I came to the following line (P 307) “…it is a because they walk a path between, not only past and present, but (also) mourning… and melancholia….”
The German writer Hans Magnus Enzenberger comes at this from a different angle, both in his poetry and prose – for instance, see his essay on Poetry and Politics (Critical Essays. 1982, Continuum, New York, P 15-34). Enzenberger would call it radical…