Earliest Tweets

Since I’ve removed the “Of Tweets” menu tab, I’ve included below some of my earliest tweets and their sources. Unlike some of the later ones, I didn’t comment on these quotations, but they’re still provocative, so here they are, along with citations. (Originally posted in 2011)

  • “The frame is that perceptual limit or boundary which divides what is represented from what is not represented, with respect to (from) an origin.” Branigan.

My tweet was silently edited and missing its final period. Very sorry for that, won’t happen again. Above is the correct version, from Edward Branigan, Point of View in the Cinema: A Theory of Narration and Subjectivity in Classical Film. New York: Mouton, 1984. 157.

  • “The difficulty of distinguishing conscious from unconscious is at its most obscure when the issue is one of language.” Derrida.

From Jacques Derrida, “The Supplement of Copula: Philosophy before Linguistics” (180). Margins of Philosophy. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1982. 175-205. originally published in Langages, 24 Dec. 1971.

  • “Before the invention of silent reading, writing aimed at the production of a voice, not at a representation of it.” Jesper Svenbro.

This is from Svenbro’s chapter, “Archaic and Classical Greece: The Invention of Silent Reading,” in the volume, A History of Reading in the West, edited by Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartrier. Trans. Lydia G. Cochrane. Amherst: U Massachusetts P, 1999. 37-63.