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Another Hello Post

Hello!

I'm an MFA student in the summer program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. My main medium is photography, but I dabble in poetry as well. I am getting an MFA because I like the intensity of the education, plus I admit to being a total geek about academic discourse. I'd love to actually have in depth discussions online with readings to compare if anyone else is interested. My program being of a distance learning and independant nature, I don't get as much discussion as I'd like...

What I'm reading right now:

  1. Light in a Dark Room - Photography and Loss - Jay Prosser
  2. Rootprints - Memory and Life Writing - Helene Cixous
  3. Family Secrets - Acts of Memory and Imagination - Annette Kuhn
  4. Poetics of Space - Gaston Bachelard
  5. Being and Time - Martin Heidegger

Plus several more. I have a really really huge stack of books in my living room from the library. I'm a bit over-ambitious with my reading lists.

I'm currently working on a project regarding the shaping of loss and memory through intimate and personal spaces. Let's get this community moving!

 

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I have the poetics of space on my list as well. I've heard several friends and professors mention it so it seemed like something I should read. Maybe since it's an older post you've already read it. How was it?