Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Everyone needs a plan

I have been trying for the last few sessions to wrestle with a chapter introducing the feminist reading of Merleau-Ponty. So far, I haven't been very successful.
I'm going to take a step back today, and just try to develop a list of themes and concepts which I borrow from feminist literature in the other chapters.
So, I'm going to:
(a) read through the chapter outlines, noting down the work that feminist thinkers do in each
(b) make a two column list - one of thinkers, the other of themes/positions - and match them up
(c) I'm going to number the lines between the columns, and start writing notes on each of them in the wiki (sorry Dave)

Often, describing a thinker's position, or the differences between thinkers on a theme, requires the elaboration of other themes. I need to keep these as secondary themes. They don't deserve nearly as much attention. It's ok for them to be inadequately dealt with, until a reader tells me otherwise.

So the plan for this week (i.e. before next wednesday) is to get these notes finished.