Each “rhythmic signature” sets up its own holding environment. The intuition, here, is that care may be traumatizing and trauma…

Trigger warnings propose to tell you what will trip your wire. Composed of two parts: trigger — a sensation of…

white male hysteria blurs faces : the Young Person, Fanny, looks “unfinished.” Symptoms of hyperaesthesia, elsewhere so exquisite as to…

abyss, miasma, weather – Frederick Fairlie indulges himself in abyssal pleasures. Rooms darkened with tissue coccoon his sensorium. Sunk there…

on Pierre’s eyelashes

Quote coming soon but for now just a note saying that it’s a moment of POV — though POV radically…

Disfiguration, for Michael Fried, at least begins with technique. Foreshortening, ellipsis, blur, scalar mismatch — “obscurity” most phenomenologically. But also,…

Detection – “a diffusive function carried out by many different characters that, in its resemblance to reading, creates a virtual…

Consolidating the narrative series into a novel means, for Wilkie Collins, insisting that the novel’s formal “experiment” doesn’t boil down to “mere novelty of…