Meaning-Making in Fields of Empathetic Production

N.B. There are no spoilers ahead about Mad Men, at least direct ones. Also, this is just an idea, one which I am working on slowly. Nothing here is perfected, either concepts or execution. In the seventh episode of Mad Men’s second season, titled “The Gold Violin,” Don Draper’s latest secretary, Jane, takes Sal Romano,…

Tragipoetics IV

On Seth Abramson’s “Last Words for Elliot Rodger,” or Timeliness from KTLA Tragipoetics ITragipoetics IITragipoetics III NB: I realize in writing this post I am wading into a proper quagmire. There are lots of issues here which I feel very strongly about and I understand that I am also addressing an audience for whom these…

Tragipoetics III

“Prose” v “Poetry” Berlin, 1945 Tragipoetics I and II First, I should say that the divide between prose and poetry is not one to be worried over, at least not for this post. In fact, it seems that the hybrid nature of genre pulls out amazing work. I do not want anyone who might be…