Category Archives: Critique

Against Metaphor

An essay, by Alain Robbe-Grillet, on the hazards of metaphor. Advertisements

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Del Rigor en la Ciencia

Original recording of Jorge Luís Borges. On Exactitude in Science …In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the … Continue reading

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Handout for 9-20-10

Hey everyone, Here is a handout for today, featuring “Myrtle,” a poem by John Ashbery (originally published in And the Stars Were Shining; it’s been included in a number of anthologies, including Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems) as … Continue reading

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Reading for Monday, September 13

Hey everyone, I’ve made a PDF of the reading for our next class, The Architecture of Continents. It’s the first chapter from a book called The Myth of Continents, by Martin W. Lewis and Kären E. Wigen. Please let us know … Continue reading

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‘A New Cartographer’

An essay by Gilles Deleuze on Michel Foucault.

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Review of Harley

Here is a review of J.B. Harley’s work. The review also discusses Denis Cosgrove’s book Apollo’s Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination, which people might be interested in reading. The review was published in the London Review … Continue reading

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