» Nonsite Author: Paul Grimstad
December 1st, 2011
What's Going On
On Going On: Rules, Inferences and Literary Conditions
By (Yale University)

Do literary conditions have their own forms of entitlement? Would such conditions—say, Wittgenstein’s particular scene-setting, thought experiments, aphorisms, and dialogues—amount to an alternative form of justification? Could a tactful or artful (or beguiling or captivating or worrisome) ordering of words—what we might simply call a style—itself generate the criteria for claiming? How exactly can, as Cavell puts it, “an ordering of words [be] its own bottom line, [and] see to its own ground?”

September 22nd, 2011
Izenberg-Being-Numerous
Being Numerous
By (UCI), (Case Western Reserve University), (Yale University), (UC Irvine), (University of Cambridge), (Pomona College) and (UC Berkeley)

Welcome to the opening of the Tank, into which we drop a published work or a work-in-progress (or some piece of one or the other) and see what happens when the water starts churning. In our first installment, Oren Izenberg steps into the water.

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