Date of publication: 2017-08-30 01:12
Key Terms (note: definitions below taken from Ann B. Dobie's text, Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism - see General Resources below):
This discussion reminds me of the clich xE9 that culture is a function of geography.
People define themselves to an amazing degree by their ideas of place. I met a woman recently in Indiana x7569 xA5 a very interesting, intelligent woman who&apos s lived there for many years x7569 xA5 and she decided finally to move east. And she said: &apos &apos Well, I think the right city for me would be Boston. It&apos s east, and it&apos s got a lot of things, it&apos s close to Europe, and New York would be too much.&apos &apos
I think that women should be proud of and identify with women who do things at a very high level of excellence, and not criticize women for not expressing a feminine sensibility or a feminine sense of sensuality. It would be nice if men would be more feminine and women more masculine. To me, that would be a more attractive world.
Intentionality - is at the heart of knowing. We live in meaning, and we live 'towards,' oriented to experience. Consequently there is an intentional structure in textuality and expression, in self-knowledge and in knowledge of others. This intentionality is also a distance: consciousness is not identical with its objects, but is intended consciousness (quoted from Dr. John Lye's website - see suggested resources below).
I&apos ve always been amazed by the people who say, &apos &apos I fell in love and I had this affair.&apos &apos And then a lot of stuff is described and you ask, &apos &apos How long did it last?&apos &apos And the person will then say, &apos &apos A week.&apos &apos I&apos ve never been in love for less than a couple of years. I&apos ve been in love very few times in my life, but whenever I&apos ve been in love, it&apos s something that&apos s gone on and on and ended up x7569 xA5 usually, of course x7569 xA5 in some disaster. But I don&apos t know what it means to be in love for a week.
(Note: many of these websites were suggested in Dr. Donald Ross's Snapshot Traveller )
Recently, however, I came across an interview with a French writer named H xE9 l xE8 ne Cixous, in which, using another swimming image, she said: &apos &apos To claim that writing doesn&apos t betray sex differences is to regard it simply as a manufactured object. From the moment you admit that it springs from the entire body you have to admit that it transcribes a whole system of impulses, entirely different approaches to emotional expenditure and pleasure x7576 .
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