Adrian Piper / Oswald De Andrade / Machado de Assis

Selected by Cyriaco Lopes (A '02)

The definition of Self through the Other (1). The internalization of the Other through Self-Colonization (3) and through a constant expansion of its boundaries (2).  Let's read promiscuously: an academic text by an artist, a manifesto by a poet, excerpts of a novel.

I suggest we start the discussion by going around the table with each participant’ impressions (maybe we each start by quoting a few sentences and expanding from them?). 


1. Xenophobia and Kantian Rationalism
Adrian Piper, 1991
V. Xenophobia, pp. 26-29

2. Cannibalist Manifesto
Oswald De Andrade, 1928
Wired PDF (better translation) 
Corner College PDF (good footnotes)

bonus: How Tasty was my Little Frenchman,’ a classic film of the Tropicália movement (last 6 min)

3. The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
Machado de Assis, 1881
Chapters 11, 46, and 68 (3 short pages)

je est un autre