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Dear Habermas
A Journal of Postmodern and Critical Thought
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Volume 12, No.12, Week of April 15, 2002

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Two old people eating. Goya in the Black Paintings.

Two Old People Eating

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, in the Black Paintings

Goya's Pinturas Negras are the beginning of Modern Art. Goya expressed what he was feeling. And his feelings were based on the war and poverty he had lived through and on his disgust with our inhumanity to one another. As we discuss the intransigence of those around the globe whom we are begging to hear in good faith offers of peace, it seemed appropriate to contemplate some of Goya's most compelling work. Be sure to look at more of his work on Mark Harden's Artchive with his special exhibition of Goya's Pinturas Negras.



Announcing:

Right Foot Better - I Can Walk and Drive :-)

I can walk and drive again, and King Tut is surviving well. I'll see you guys on Wednesday. jeanne

ACJS Conference in Anaheim in Spring 2002

Sharon , Beverly , jeanne, Nyree, Rose, Martins, Millie, Eddie (Martins' friend), Susan.

Conference coming up in Minneapolis on Restorative Justice

Third Annual International Conference on Restorative Justice Practices
August 8-10, 2002
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Summer Jobs - NOT Sociology-Related
McMaster-Carr is looking for an eight week commitment this summer at $12 per hour.

Still Trying to Get the New System Up and Running

  • I was right about the chaos of changing systems. That's how I fell and hurt my foot: they left a million cords all twisted up at my feet, and while I was carrying Tut in one hand, my foot got tangled and I fell. I know, I know, it was stupid. But I was trying to write and raise a kitten all at once. The fall cost me a couple of days, but I'll call Gateway today and hopefully get the system fixed early next week.

    Sorry that I never got some of the sections up last week. I kept thinking I could do it, and then failing. Ugh! Will try to make up for it this week. jeanne



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Table of Contents

  • Reference Links:

    Site Index - Topics Index - Concept Index - Vocabulary Index
    Archives - Site Map - Site Stats - Syllabi - Recommending Teachers - Links
    Left/Right Perspectives - PSN - ZNet - TR Young's Site - Virtual Faculty
    Art and Poem Gallery - Transcend Art and Peace - The Justice Studies Association

  • Weekly Features:

    Healing Thoughts
    Theory Essays
    Letters to My Students
    In Other Languages
    Art and the Imaginary
    Conflicts Around the World
    Scholastic Resources
    Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
    Gallery Under construction.
    Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
    Presentations and Publications
    Kids' Site
    What people are saying about Dear Habermas
    Who To Take
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

  • Study and Writing Workshops:

    • Graduate Study for Comprehensives:

      • Introduction to Issue on the Communist Manifesto By TR Young, editor of From the Left, newsletter of the Marxist Section in the ASA. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, some of us have thought that Marxism is no longer relevant. But that is generally based on a fairly superficial understanding of Marxism. This issue of From the Left provides a window into twenty-first century interpretations of Marxism. Link added April 17, 2002.

    • Collaborative Writing Projects:

    • Moot Court, Spring 2002:

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    <i>The NOW Is Cracking</i>, by jeanne Healing
    The NOW is cracking.



    Theory EssaysTheory Essays

    Topics Index

    Reinterpreting Theory: Marx and Freud

    • Introduction to Issue on the Communist Manifesto By TR Young, editor of From the Left, newsletter of the Marxist Section in the ASA. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, some of us have thought that Marxism is no longer relevant. But that is generally based on a fairly superficial understanding of Marxism. This issue of From the Left provides a window into twenty-first century interpretations of Marxism. (Appears also under theory review for grad students.) Link added April 17, 2002.

    • Moses and Monotheism. by Sigmund Freud, 1939. Freud, like Marx, wrote long ago. And some of you are wondering if their writings are still relevant. This question fits well into Sociology 595, Reinterpreting Social Theory, to be taught in Fall 2002. I've been reading intently all through the week in which I could barely walk. I'm halfway through Richard Bernstein's Freud and the legacy of Moses, Cambridge University Press, 1998, and Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, Early Freud and Late Freud: Reading Anew Studies on Hysteria and Moses and Monotheism. The Institute of Pscycho-Analysis, London, 1997. As soon as I can I'll get up my notes on Marx and Freud. This will fit in with our concern for where religion fits into the whole global pattern of terror and control. Added April 17, 2002.

    Concepts You Should Know:

    Theorists You Should Know:

    • Sigmund Freud

      • Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture A Library of Congress Exhibition Online and Traveling. The exhbition was in Los Angeles at the Skirball Museum, in April - July 2000. One good source for a review of Freud's work. Link added April 17, 2002.



    Letters to My StudentsLetters to My Students

    Index of Letters to My Students

    • Up soon.



    Art

    Index of Artists Featured on This Site

    • Posters You Should Know

    • Artists Who Depict the Cost of War

      • Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes

        • Goya and His Women Summary excerpt online in the Smithsonian Magazine. Link added April 13, 2002.
        • Francisco de Goya collection at the Smithsonian. Some pictures available, but none from the Desastres de la Guerra. Link added April 13, 2002.
          "This aspect of Goya, writes author Stanley Meisler, his portraits of women and his relations with them, has inflamed imaginations for generations. From his early tapestry designs to his compelling portraits, provocative "gentlemen's paintings," engaging genre scenes and satirical etchings and drawings, Goya portrayed the multifaceted world of women—street vendors, gypsies, noblewomen, heroines, old crones, mothers, mourners, and victims of violence—with a sensitivity and realism unparalleled in his time. Painting during the time of the French Revolution—a period when the role of women, at least in urban and upper-class society, was beginning to change—Goya was more ironic commentator than feminist advocate, and his attitude toward women was both ambivalent and complex."

        • Two Old People Eating From the Black Paintings, on Artchive. Backup. LInk added April 13, 2002.
        • Saturn Devouring His Son Link added April 13, 2002.
        • Mark Harden's Essay on Goya's Black Paintings Link added April 13, 2002.
        • Goya (Art and Ideas) By Sarah Symmons. A readable text recommended by publishers for those of you who would like to know more about Goya, without heavy professiional jargon. I haven't read it yet. jeanne

    • Artists Response to Freud

      • Print Portfolio by Ten Artists Freud Museum, London. The portfolio costs several thousand pounds. Reckon we can't afford it. But it's certainly worth a site visit. Link added April 17, 2002.

    • Poets You Should Know

      • Up soon.

    • Poetry We Share with Each Other

      • Up soon.



    signifiers across cultures: other languages In Other Languages



    Conflicts Around the World:

  • Present Danger

  • Long-Term Effects

    • Said on Suicide bombings Link added April 14, 2002.

    • How2 Postcard
      11/8/01: "Peace" vs. "Global Responsibility"
      (a discussion between Cynthia Hogue and Jeanne Heuving)

      I was struck by your comment that you saw little use in commentary on How2's Forum calling for peace (primarily my piece, although you don't mention me specifically), and that you rather thought it a time to call for Global Responsibility. I wouldn't have thought that the two are mutually exclusive. I would be interested in hearing more of your thoughts and distinctions. Mine have been evolving in the weeks since the bombing started, as I have heard Afghan women activists interviewed on Democracy Now--who are in favor of the bombing, and as more civilians have been killed. I wonder if your views have been gelling as well as we try to figure out what is happening through some serious censorship and quelling of dissenting voices. Although it seemed clear to me that you disagreed with me, I am not sure that I disagree with you--but I was also not sure what you meant.

      Kathleen would be open to our exchanging on the Forum, and while I do not wish to get into a long exchange, I would be interested in your clarification and amplification of your views.

      Hope your book is coming along well--I missed seeing you at MSA. I am on my very first sabbatical and pretty much in heaven at the Wurlitzer in Taos, which I strongly recommend you apply to for a residency. It is low key, in the mts. very beautiful.

      Best regards,

      Cynthia

  • History

    • Up soon.



    Scholastic Resources:

  • The Writing Tutor:
      Basic:
    • Up soon.

      Advanced:

    • How2 Journal of contemporary innovative writing practice by women. Link added April 17, 2002.

  • The Methods and Statistics Tutor:
      Basic:

    • Up soon.

      Advanced:

    • Up soon.



    Lagniappe!

    You Gotta Read This



    jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

    • Up soon.



    Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    • Up soon.



    What people are saying about Dear Habermas

    • Up soon.



    Who To Take