Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Work Your Proper Hours!

22 Feb 2008 is the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves.

Unfortunately 22 February 2008 is also the day when I teach in the morning, then participate in a half-day workshop followed by wine reception and dinner for the speakers, so I will probably be doing a thirteen-hour day.

Everyone else, though: Work Your Proper Hours!

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Hey, Socrates!

Starting to actually write the Derrida paper today. Am slightly crippled by fear, as 'Envois' is a dauntingly complex and beautiful text and what is the point of me saying anything about it when anything I could say 'about' it will only reduce it?

Anyway, this is the best bit of the whole of 'Envois', and I don't know if I can get it into the paper, so I'm posting it here for your enjoyment:

Another short philosophical dialogue of my own composition (to be read while taking your sun bath): '--Hey, Socrates! --What? --Nothing.'