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Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Workshop: Creating a Conversation among Texts (or, How to Avoid “Grand Confabulations”)

1. Choose two related passages, one from Casey’s novel and one Hacking’s chapter. 2. Talk about how the passages illuminate each other with regard to a shared question–or  a set of related questions. 3. Discuss why the question matters, how it … Continue reading

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Recollecting Our Life Stories Piece by Piece: Reading Albert in the Novel

“Piece by piece, piece by piece, this is how the story will reveal itself.” (Casey, 202) Albert in this novel is just like the Doctor, Walter, Marian and the rest of us, when he is striving to recall his life … Continue reading

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Casey and Hacking Thoughts

The first line that struck me of Hacking’s chapter, that brought me back to many discussions with friends, was: “…mental illnesses, more neurotic than psychotic and we wonder which of them are affectations, cultural artifacts, clinician-enhanced, or copycat syndromes, and … Continue reading

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