Advanced Reading Two-Eigh

Postmodern Japan

Earl Jackson, Jr.

Spring 1999

Advanced Reading
Two-Eigh

Subj: No
Subject

Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 6:29:30 PM

From: Nichole Kydreos

To: Earl Jackson, Jr.

Hi Earl. I have an idea for a final project, and want

to run it by you to see if it’s alright. I’d like to

revise my midquarter, preferably by omitting the

Karatani and focusing more on the subject/other
within

another text. This is all still pretty nebulous, but

I think it would make more sense than what I was

initially attempting to do with the
Karatani
. Usually

when I reread, the text makes more sense and I’m

better able to intertextualize it and *render it

intelligible*
by associating and contextualizing it in

terms of its historical
and theoretical implications.

This is not so with my continued reading of Karatani.

The more I read it the more confused I become, kind of

like your increasing disappointment with
Murakami’s

_Wind-Up Bird Chronicle_.

Moving on, I’d like to attach my revised midquarter

with a shorter paper on Murakami. I’m still torn

between _A Wild Sheep Chase_ and _Wind-Up_, mostly

because I still hypothesize that _Wind-Up_ deals in a

large part with the idea of
authorship
. Perhaps it’s

a catching the catfish moment. When I catch
it,

perhaps I’ll call it Mackerel or, better yet, Kipper.

Or maybe I’ll name
it Mackerel
and call
it Kipper
.

Maybe my increasing confusion with the Karatani
is a torpedo-fish

moment leading up to a catfish
moment
,

but each time I read it I’m increasingly shocked
by

the voltage.
In deference to the Knight’s
song
, and

hoping this isn’t too May Kasahara-esque, I bid you a

fruitful
house-hunting
weekend.

Nichole


To Earl’s
Response

To advanced reading one

To advanced reading three

To syllabus

To something
that may have
already disappeared
.

An die
Freude

An die Freude,
die schon
verschwunden
haben moechte

 

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