"Font-voices summon a reader into visible earshot."
Susan Howe, Souls of the Labadie Tract
i wish i had read this book BEFORE my discussions with Susan Howe these past few days. i'm still in the process of reading this, but, right away, in her introduction i understand more about why she said
"it's in the structure of the spelled words of that period."
she also said:
"I usually have some introduction which may be some form of cowardice"
"on the page your ear is your eye"
i want to put some of what i think on this blog, but mostly for these discussions, i will post on the private version.
i feel so many years passed my education that i don't recall the basic tenets of most critical thought. maybe i should correct that and say... i don't know that i can recall them in a way that makes me feel comfortable [ie, CORRECTLY! lol]
again i find myself meditating on space and articulation. how utterance -- the acoustics of utterance -- can impact // impress // form matter.
i may have to research religion on this...
i mean more the sound carving out, building space than space building / sounding out....