Deleuzian Reading List

I wrote this piece last Sunday for today, and then promptly forgot about it. See today's other post for the reason why that the mentioned post doesn't appear. Sorry for the weird ass blogging. Cheers, ty

This week I got, from the library, a copy of `The Sexual Self: The Construction of Sexual Scripts <>`_ edited by Michael Kimmel, on the recommendation of my old advisor, and I think I'm going to spend some of my "non-internets" [1] reading time on this book. Also I'm sitting on `Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the Politics of the Para-literary <>`_, which I think I need to give some time to again.

My initial idea for the Friday Deleuze series was to make an excuse-opportunity to read something that I wanted to read, that would be helpful to have read, that would be fun, and that I probably wouldn't read unless I had an excuse (like a TealArt post.) A while back I swore off writing about my academic interests and projects because I wanted to erect a slightly firmer boundary between work and play, and because I didn't want to have to divide energy on those projects between the "real," and blogging projects. I think not being in school at the moment changes things a bit, but on the whole I'd like to maintain this divide, even if it's illusory.

The other thing that I realized is that, I've written 8 installments in this series, and perhaps I'm just running out of steam, given the "trudging" that is generally required of this kind of reading, I'm not sure that it makes the best second degree reading [2].

On the other hand, as small as my contribution to the TheoryBlogging community is, I'm hesitant to give it up entirely. So I think formal Deleuze blogging is probably going to go on break for a while while I get caught up with myself.

For this week, I thought about doing a kind of "reverse" reading list, rather than say "I want to read these books," this list would have "questions that I want to answer." And while I like this issue, I can't think of a TealArt appropriate way that would be intelligible by anyone other than me. I think while I'm taking a break from AO, and before I dive into D&R, I'm going to read some articles that I've had lying around for a long time, and just see what happens.

See you later today.

[1]In our household, we've taken to referring to the interminable periods spent in front of the computer, reading RSS feeds and other pieces of internet treasure, as "reading the internets, all of them." My father, has even taken to referring to syndicated RSS items as internets, leading to statements like "I have 43 more internets to read."
[2]and besides, who wants to read about someone else's trudging. "I reads another chapter and it was interesting but unhelpful, and probably laid the groundwork for something that's comming in the next couple of pages, but it was mostly abstruse." I mean a lot of the book is rather playful... but....
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