Thursday, 21 October 2010


From Roy Harris. I'm not sure where. Perhaps Rethinking Writing

'The great English lexicographer, Dr Johnson, when asked why he considered the Chinese barbarians, replied:
"Sir, they have not an alphabet."
Something not far removed from this ethnocentricity still survives in scholarly studies of writing systems today.

A welcome antidote to such cultural snobbery is this book's timely reminder that what letters 'stand for' is what we make them stand for. Not long ago I saw an alphabet in which F stood for 'French fries'. Why not? But that would have been incomprehensible to school children of my generation, and meaningless to Shakespeare. Letters, like other public signs, reflect no more than the society they serve.'

Brief for week 5

Brief – The Paper Stage: Thinking of the page as a site for writing, produce a series of 5 non-standard page spaces with texts which are a response to the nature of that site. Accompanying the work should be a set of critical responses to the outcomes.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

well look ee here.......

In case you haven't been there yet, this is a very good online resource for articles.

Chapter Arts Centre Caerdydd/Cardiff

A bit like the arnolfini but not quite as much gallery space but more "other" spaces including a theatre space....
Currently Experimentica festival on (I shall miss it...) yearly festival of performance and time based arts
Ceri Rhys Mathews and Simon Whitehead's "event" is something that I will be very sad to miss (Ceri something of a hero of mine - he was at the MA shows at Dartington in July...).


Chapter Home

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Hi there, I was just wondering if anybody has a pdf of Derrida's Writing and Difference? Looks like it'll cost £60 otherwise....... Ta

Friday, 8 October 2010


Welcome to the blog.
The idea is to use this space as a group resource for asking questions, sharing ideas, making comments or recommendations. At present it is closed to all except us. We might want to make it more public at a later date. We'll discuss this as and when. If there is anything you want to say about last Wednesday sessions, or any questions you have which would make sense in a group context, write away.