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Archive for February, 2013

February 20th, 2013 by Heather Asbeck


As the stories in House of Leaves unfolds, there is a sharp distinction between the more formal style of language used in Zampanò’s documentation of Navidson’s exploration and Johnny’s profanity-laced colloquial style – until we encounter the word I’m hesitant to use, even as a quotation –  the word “fuck” occurs as an aberration Zampanò’s […]

February 13th, 2013 by Heather Asbeck

What does this mean?

{ Rorschach inkblot } source:  wikimedia commons What does this mean?  That is a question frequently asked by me and other readers of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.  After a short google search, I landed at the House of Leaves forum, a section of the author’s website that allows a community of readers to […]

February 6th, 2013 by Heather Asbeck

fabricating society

    { jacquard loom } source:  wikimedia commons The link between language, creation, storytelling, and fiber arts are strongly linked in English and other Indo-European languages.  In Weaving the Word:  The Metaphorics of Weaving and Female Textual Production, Kathryn Sullivan Kruger expounds on this link between the English language, storytelling, and textile arts: “A […]