Tuesday, January 18, 2005
This portrait of Keats with an open book staring upwards,his chin resting on his hand, captures a particular kind of literate act. The attitude of the body has always been important in the labour of literacy.
"The fire is at its last click. I am sitting with my back to it with one foot rather askew upon the rug and the other with the heel a little elevated from the carpet."
wrote Keats in his letters. I lean back and stare at the screen. How are the new tools of literacy redefining the work of the body? The mouse is at its last click under the hand of the blogger.