Rhetoric CFPs & TOCs

Rhetoric CFPs & TOCs
Photo: Kristoffer Trolle (creative commons)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Margaret Atwood on Caravaggio

The Inspiration of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio.jpg

"No wonder St. Matthew looks so apprehensive in Caravaggio's painting of him, clutching his pen while a rather thuggish angel dictates to him what he must write down: the act of writing comes weighted with a burden of anxieties. The written word is so much like evidence - like something that can be used against you later" 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Margaret Atwood on the Identity of the Writer when not Writing...

Margaret Atwood on the Identity of the Writer when not Writing...
“What is the relationship between the two entities we lump under one name, that of ‘the writer’? The particular writer. By two, I mean the person who exists when no writing is going forward, and that other, more shadowy and altogether equivocal person who shares the same body and who, when no one is looking, takes it over and uses it to commit the actual writing.”