Category Archives: Foucault

“WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME”(PIERCEY). WHY THIS IS SUCH A GREAT BOOK. BY STEVEN BENSON

This book will move you, engage you and shock you.   It is the only (vaguely) sci-fi book I have ever really enjoyed. It makes Le Guin’s “Left Hand of Darkness” pale into  (polemical) comparison. It SAVAGES, albeit advisedly so, … Continue reading

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META POEM, inspired by John Irving, “In One person”.By Steven Benson

beginning to write a poem.. or something/some hybrid… I want to write A poem About a Novel.. Its not a Review; Its a Mish-mash (Multi-genre!). …………………………………………………………… Irving’s novel is about how a boy grows up in 50s/60s United States. He … Continue reading

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“A BIT OF “THE OTHER”: CRITICAL THEORY IN 4 MINUTES. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.The idea of the “other” is used in POST-STRUCTURALIST  thought as an alternative to the STRUCTURALIST binary OPPOSITION: (eg. straight/gay; man/woman), which was seen as embedded in linguistic forms. Thus, Foucault, and , later, Feminist and Gender Theorists,and Queer Theorists,pointed out that … Continue reading

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