So, I’m writing about Judith Butler and…things…for the Bryn Mawr College Flexner Book Club Blog. This week I used too many adverbs and wrote about how Butler’s work can be useful for historians, taking as my example something totally unrelated to things I actually know stuff about: the Pendle witch trials.
I definitely want to do a post on the problems that Butler’s focus on language and embodiment poses for art historians. I’m currently reading Sara Ahmed’s Strange Encounters, so I going to be especially keyed in to encounters with others over the course of the lectures.
I’m also busy working on the draft for my Food Symposium Talk, which I’ll post as soon as it’s coherent for your vivisecting pleasure (writing about dead animals is starting to get to me).