Category Archives: Body as Sign/

LIBRARY SHELF: Uncontrollable Bodies

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Sappington, Rodney and Tyler Stallings, eds.; Uncontrollable Bodies: Testimonies of Identity and Culture (1994) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “I’m sick and I don’t want a cure.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-10-14) Accession #: ICI-00642

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Making of the Modern Body

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Gallagher, Catherine and Thomas Whitney, eds.; The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century (1987) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history.” ICI History: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

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Haraway, Donna J.; Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The reinvention of Nature (1991) ICI Shelf: New Media First Line: “The concept of the body politic is not new.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (02-25-14) Accession #: ICI-00590

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LIBRARY SHELF: Technologies of the Gendered Body

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Balsamo, Anne; Technologies of the Genered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (1996) ICI Shelf: Body Last Line: “The body also serves as the locus for thinking differently about both feminist histories and feminist futures, and the political aims of feminist cultural … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Robert Mapplethorpe

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Kardon, Janet. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment (1988) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs Last Line: “Pressed laurels upon intelligence/All with the generosity/ of a transforming /smile.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-15-12)

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LIBRARY SHELF: Peter Hujar

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Koch, Stephen and Thomas Sokolowski. Peter Hujar (1990) ICI Shelf: Artist Mongraphs First Line: “Peter Hujar was remarkable photographer.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-12-12)

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LIBRARY SHELF: Beyond recognition

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Owens, Craig. Beyond Recognition (1992) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “If you take a modernist and draw a line and say, I dare you to cross that line, the modernist will cross it.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Madness and Civilization

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Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (1965) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “At the End of the Middle Ages, Leprosy disappeared from the Western world.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: BLUE

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Jarman, Derek Blue: Das Buch zum Film (1994) ICI Shelf: London First Line: “You say to the boy open your eyes” Last Line: “I place a delphinium, Blue, upon your grave.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed: … Continue reading

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Max Sebald’s Signature

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  As a form of written language, the signature is, in theory, a symbolic sign. Its relationship to the person who creates it is arbitrary and based totally on convention and cultural practice. In reality, though, the signature is a … Continue reading

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