[Humanist] 28.585 poesis vs mathesis

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 23 07:34:44 CET 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 585.
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        Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:36:18 -0700
        From: Jacque Wernimont <jacque.wernimont at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  28.583 Frampton on poesis vs mathesis
        In-Reply-To: <20141222065555.A1D52AD9 at digitalhumanities.org>


Willard -

I work on poesis and mathesis in the 17th century (among other things) and
I'd not yet come across this.

Thank you so very much for sharing it with the list.

Best wishes for a great holiday season,
Jacque

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 11:55 PM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 583.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>         Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:03:03 +0000
>         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>         Subject: poesis and mathesis
>
>
> Quite by accident, though in pursuit of an idea that proved central to
> the work of Hollis Frampton (1936-1984), photographer and film-maker, I
> happened across Annette Michelson's leading tribute to him in October 32
> (1984), "Poesis/Mathesis". (The issue of this journal is in JSTOR.) I
> quote from the middle and end of her very short article. She laments his
> untimely death,
>
> > the abrupt cancellation of an enterprise whose scale and multivalence
> > stood in obstinate, reasoned defiance of dualities which, in our
> > culture, are accorded the status of ontologically irresolvable
> > antinomies....
>
> and concludes that his incomplete project is
>
> > testimony to that consistent, strenuously seminal role of Frampton as
> > mediator in the difficult and delicate negotiation of a marriage of
> > Poesis and Mathesis, a union as scandalous and difficult in our
> > culture as that of Heaven and Hell.
>
> Frampton would seem someone whose writings might be of interest to many
> here.
>
> Yours,
> WM
> --
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
> Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
> Group, University of Western Sydney






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