Thursday, December 11, 2008

Advice from Virginia Woolf: “The way to rock oneself back into writing is this. First gentle exercise in the air. Second the reading of good literature. It is a mistake to think that literature can be produced from the raw.”
". . . [The poet] arrives at the unknown: and even if, half crazed, in the end, he loses the understanding of his visions, he has seen them! Let him be destroyed in his leap by those unnamable, unutterable and innumerable things: there will come other horrible workers: they will begin at the horizons where he has succumbed." —Arthur Rimbaud

getting inspired while im writing my final papers

"Where men say, 'I have a theory,' women are more likely to say, 'I wonder if, maybe...'"

"And in the words of a woman administrator I interviewed, 'male faculty and administrators pontificate and hog the floor. They announce, "I have three points to make," and that paves the way for them to hold the floor until they've made all three. They've claimed that floor. Women usually don't feel they have the right to do that.'

this would make an awesome comp topic.
"doing gender in academia, women academics performing gender through verbal and visual language during a transition stage toward a state of equality in the university..."something like that

i could interview female professors etc


im excited. and distracted. eek.