All posts tagged: Identity

Do I dare disturb the universe?

“The terrible, lightest wind in the world Blows from word to word, from ear To ear, from name to name, from secret Name to secret name. You maybe Did not know you had another Sound and sign signifying you.” W.S. Graham, The Secret Name   Language is not what I imagined it to be at all, and the history of its study casts a huge shadow onto poor little  me, trying to figure all of it out. Professor talks about “spirit of the age” and the discursive environment in which dominant trends emerge, intellectually and academically. …Graham and Derrida saying similar things while not knowing of each other… …Responding perhaps to just one Saussure… all swept up in this wave called Continental philosophy. My thoughts wander to my own discursive history: its lack of awareness, its innocence, its self-assuming rightness and position in the world. its one degree of removal in encountering anything West, and the appropriation of its structures, overgrown with Chinese-ness. All these thoughts culminate into a sole consideration of whether or not it …