Thursday, May 6, 2010

They Don't Give Tours of the Panopticon

I finished editing that essay I mentioned making Briullov read. It is now sent off to The Professor. (I also sent him a packet of poetry. We're going to have a fun time talking about it all. He doesn't...really...speak English. But he wants to see what kind of writing I do when I'm not writing at the level of a five-year-old with undiagnosed ADHD (that is, in Russian).)

Then I thought - as the essay was really just as a thought-experiment, and I don't plan on trying to get it published or accepted in any flavor of mainstream academic community, and I have this platform, I could put it up here!

But it's an 11-page paper, and I have a massive two-post blog I've been working on for Victory-Day coming up (there will be pictures to give your eyes a break, don't worry), so I decided to take pity on you.

If you're interested in reading it, you can find it here.


Snooze said...

What's with the Foucault reference?

Andrew said...

Hey, credit where credit's due - it's originally a Jeremy Bentham reference. And I suppose you'd have to read the text to find out... (not the whole thing, I talk about the Panopticon in the first two pages. :P