so 3121 words yesterday. crazy shit. about 1000 was dropped in from previous versions of the diss. same needs to be done again today.
i have too much stuff, too much fieldwork and too much archival research.
i actually find writing late at night productive because i start to forget enough stuff that writing sensibly becomes possible.
i am meant to have another journal article due by end of month. eeek…
otherwise, things are awesome. post-romance paper is away and more kick arse than a break dancing robot. (it will be fun to see if the badiouists even notice it, let alone engage with a deleuzian rereading of badiou’s stuff. lol) i have been reading Althusser’s Philosophy of the Encounter and immediately realised i had basically reverse-engineerd my own version of a similar approach through Badiou and Deleuze’s respective works.
The way Althusser discusses the shifting coordinates of contingency in relation to the non-encounter that becomes an encounter as it ‘takes’ is very useful. Don’t forget Deleuze and Guattari were writing a universal history of contingency in Anti-Oedipus and A Thousadn Plateaus. The shift in the nature of contingencies of the non-encounter to an encounter captures some sense of what Deleuze meant when he talked about the eternal truth of singularities. (In my diss I just finished writing a section where I talk about the shift of an event from being a problem into a challenge. The happening of the event is distributed across the same material singularities, but the intensive differences that populate the incorporeal dimension of enthusiasm and cultural differences more generally are brought into sharp relief with the difference between an event being a problem or a challenge. To use Simondon’s terminology, which I don’t use in the diss, the movement between the two is an incorporeal transduction.)
writing diss, brb