Linn Tonstad (Yale) on “Writing the Suffering Body”

Ce poème [l’Iliade] est une chose miraculeuse. L'amertume y porte sur la seule juste cause d'amertume, la subordination de l'âme humaine à la force, c'est-à-dire, en fin de compte, à la matière.

Simone Weil, "L’Iliade ou le poème de la force”, 1939

Linn Tonstad

Abstract

Linn is associate professor of theology at Yale Divinity School.

In her talk, Linn is interested in Weil as a possible model of writing the suffering body, especially in the sense of the body that suffers limitation or non-immunity to what threatens and changes. “The body” appears in most academic writing as a reified object of contemplation, rather than as the origin of writing itself. Does Weil’s language allow reification as a writing strategy in order to open up what is more than a thing?

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Chris Kraus (Los Angeles): Simone Weil. Two Days in February

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Mark von Schlegell: Simone Azul

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Thomas Hirschhorn (Paris): SIMONE WEIL WORKS

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