Category: Text as Archive

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The end is the beginning

I wrote a message to my kid’s educator this morning dating it August, 29th. Only to discover half an hour later that today is the 30th – 30th as in only one day left and this month is over.    I have lived in a world where being in August...

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(En)gendering texts

The last chapter of D.C Greetham’s Theories of the Text is dedicated to “Gender in the text”. It comes last for a good reason, since it actually allows him to put in perspective all the aspects – including the most intricate deconstructivist or post-modern ones – that are dealt with in a...

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Schreiben, sagte sie

Ja, es geht es ums Schreiben. Allerdings nicht ums akademische Schreiben allgemein: Es geht um das Schreiben der Habilitation, genauer gesagt um das Schreiben einer deutschen Habilitation (außergewöhnliches Thema ruft außergewöhnliche Sprache hervor). Die Sache ist die, dass ich lange Zeit nicht daran geglaubt habe, dass ich im deutschen akademischen...

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What this will not be about

Moment of truth today: I read what I had left lying a year ago, dreading to have to start all over again. The last five pages are, indeed, crap. But I was suprised – and happily – at how well the first two subparts of what is supposed to be...