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Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language And The Strangeness Of The Ordinary, Michael Fischer Oct 1997

Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language And The Strangeness Of The Ordinary, Michael Fischer

English Faculty Research

In a frequently quoted remark from Philosophical Investigations. Wittgenstein comments on our overlooking things because they are familiar, or right in front of us every day: "One is unable to notice something-because it is always before one's eyes" (ยง129). We take these things for granted instead of appreciating their strangeness. For readers of this journal, one of these familiar things might be the very project of drawing on philosophy while discussing works of literature. Not every critic does this; the New Critics, for instance, hardly ever did. From a certain point of view, turning to philosophy feels forced or ...


Burnt Things And Cinderella Perpetua, Mtc Cronin Jan 1997

Burnt Things And Cinderella Perpetua, Mtc Cronin

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

Two poems.


"Childhood And Other Disabilities", Sandra Beauchamp Jan 1997

"Childhood And Other Disabilities", Sandra Beauchamp

Masters Theses

This creative thesis, a collection of personal poetry and critical analysis, explores the experiences of women and children who have grown up in mentally and physically abusive environments, and examines the ramifications such abuse has on their subsequent adulthood. Each poem focuses on one particular individual's struggle to cope with violent or abusive circumstances in her past or present existence. Since the poems are arranged sequentially, mapping a woman's transition from childhood to adulthood, the works deal with various stages in the lives of women. While some of the poetry finds its genesis in my own personal experiences ...