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March 28, 2007

Oops, I've "ruptured" my Levi's

Derrida, ''Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)
"Free play is the disruption of presence." (362)

This seems to be all about disruption and as soon as I saw the word "freeplay," I thought it sounded like fun. You can call me Bubbles now, Val :) When I further read into it, I realized that freeplay is really just about figuring out whether we need to decipher and figure out the sign behind it or living without the boundaries of a label and using structuralism to pin it down. Pinning something down to one meaning definitely ruptures the system. Then again, Derrida seems mildly obsessed with rupturing in the beginning. Either way is it so important to pin everything down to one metaphor or one way of presenting a metaphor?

Posted by ErinWaite at March 28, 2007 1:42 PM


Oooh, Erin, you said what I just said on Vanessa's blog! The freeplay idea to me seems like freewriting before starting a paper--it's exploratory more than anything. Just getting some other ideas -through- other ideas that are already attached to the initial idea.

Sorry that was convoluted. Yipe! :)

Posted by: Karissa at March 29, 2007 2:43 PM

You always make me laugh! Great minds think alike :)

Posted by: Erin at April 2, 2007 12:16 PM

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