Probably primarily a procrastination technique, knowing me, this blog is a space to keep track of my ideas, and more importantly, to keep me writing them down so that other people (maybe? hopefully!) can read, critique, contribute while I attempt to complete my Ph.D which is in
cultural dangeral studies. My twenty-five-words-or-less description of my project is that it’s on suffering and techniques of bodily alteration. The longer version is much longer, so I won’t bore you with it all at once. This blog is also, hopefully, a space to think about those things not primarily related to my work—all that parenthetical stuff I never quite give myself space to consider. And with any luck, the stuff that I never quite manage to consider.
The title for this blog arises both out of my almost obsessive desire to find what has been bracketed out, and from an idiosyncracy of my writing style that I wasn’t really aware of until now (one which I can’t decide whether I ought to attempt to overcome or not.) Parentheses always seem to end up doing an awful lot of argumentative work!
More when I’m feeling a wee bit more interesting!