16 October 2008

Deep Thoughts, with Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt talked at MIT this week, where he argued that cultures are "constantly in motion." Instead of seeing diasporas as isolated moments, then, we should see "exile, transformation and movement as the norm."

I like that.

But then, he also compared the notion of "anti-agency" to "getting an erection at the beach," so . . .

(I'll post a link when the podcast is up.)

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Please do, post that link to the podcast I mean. I would like to hear more - about the first statement, preferably...