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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Turn of the Frame

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:19 AM

"With respect to the story's content, the frame thus acts
both as an inclusion of the exterior and as an exclusion
of the interior: it is a perturbation of the outside at the
very core of the story's inside, and as such, it is a blurring
of the very difference between inside and outside."

— Shoshana Felman on a Henry James story, p. 123 in
"Turning the Screw of Interpretation,"
Yale French Studies  No. 55/56 (1977), pp. 94-207.
Published by Yale University Press.

See also the previous post and The Galois Tesseract.

Friday, September 22, 2017

February 11 Note

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

"The story’s origin is therefore situated, it would seem, in
a forgetting  of its origin: to tell the story’s origin is to tell
the story of that origin’s obliteration."

— Shoshana Felman, p. 122 in
"Turning the Screw of Interpretation,"
Yale French Studies  No. 55/56 (1977), pp. 94-207.
Published by Yale University Press.


The Preface 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Annals of Literature

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:30 AM

(This morning's Text and Pretext, continued)

"… a reality that only my notes can provide."
    — Kinbote in Nabokov's novel Pale Fire

Click the above remarks on screws for another perspective on reality.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Screwing

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:59 AM

"Debates about canonicity have been raging in my field
(literary studies) for as long as the field has been
around. Who's in? Who's out? How do we decide?"

— Stephen Ramsay, "The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around"

An example of canonicity in geometry—

"There are eight heptads of 7 mutually azygetic screws, each consisting of the screws having a fixed subscript (from 0 to 7) in common. The transformations of LF(4,2) correspond in a one-to-one manner with the even permutations on these heptads, and this establishes the isomorphism of LF(4,2) and A8. The 35 lines in S3 correspond uniquely to the separations of the eight heptads into two complementary sets of 4…."

 — J.S. Frame, 1955 review of a 1954 paper by W.L. Edge,
"The Geometry of the Linear Fractional Group LF(4,2)"

Thanks for the Ramsay link are due to Stanley Fish
(last evening's online New York Times ).

For further details, see The Galois Tesseract.

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