The Public School New York Para-Academia & Theory Fiction Series, Session 1: On Commentary
Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP required
Blogs, Speculative Medievalisms, Collapse, Cyclonopedia, Lovecraft, print-on-demand: the idea of “para-academia” has arisen in recent years as an addendum and an ultimatum to established disciplines and practices.
The Public School New York will explore these emerging ideas and modes of expression through a series of discussions and writing workshops.
Questioning the concept of the ‘marginal’, this session will consider commentary as a para-academic and theory-fictional mode of thinking and writing. Specific topics to be discussed include geometrics of commentarial thought, contemplation vs. speculation, hidden writing and acontextual scholarship, philological eros, and destructive reading. A theoretical introduction will be followed by open discussion of the texts and the futures of commentary.