I spent the last October week reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s classic Epistemology of the Closet. It was worth it!
It’s been an antisocial week, as can be seen, but I’ve taken plenty of walks and I love them. It’s like walking from home to work, except the two are the same. On Saturday I walked and talked with my friend R on Tempelhofer Feld.
I’m corresponding with a Brazilian researcher about ‘body culture’.
On Tuesday next week I’ll be debriefed (online) by my supervisor about my readings so far, so that’s what I prepared a bit for tonight in the ‘Bibliography’ block.
I woke up with a sore throat today but I don’t think it’s anything serious.
- Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. 1990. Epistemology of the Closet. Pages 36–251.
- Hennessy, Rosemary. 2000. ‘The Material of Sex’. In Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism.
- Grosz, Elizabeth. 1995. ‘Experimental Desires: Rethinking Queer Subjectivities’. In Space, Time and Perversion.
- Saitō, Tamaki. 2010. ‘メディアとペドフィリア：ロリコン文化はいかに消費されたか’. In 博士の奇妙な成熟.
There is so much to read that is just text that doesn’t really say anything, that has been produced, maybe to further a career or what do I know. I want to skip those and focus on the relevant ones, like Sedgwick. Because reading takes time. You can’t read it all. So one must be selective.
Anki, kanji, lots of news, anime, and:
- Saitō Tamaki: Finished this one. Not so relevant for my research (as it turned out), but good Japanese training.
- Shaman King (episodes 11-17) – I’m starting to really like this series, which was so childish in the beginning.
My feeling now
Exhausted and energised.