Verum Factum

I’m starting this new blog on my sabbatical. Seems like a good time for a clean slate. 

What I want most from this new space is a place to assemble the not-at-all (yet seemingly so) disparate projects I’ve taken up and set aside during my early career as a professor of writing and rhetoric. 

Not all of them–just the ones that genuinely interest me.

I’m returning to the nagging questions and intriguing ideas that animated my early work as a researcher, and I’m at last committing to the mode of exploration that has been lurking at the margins of my scholarship all along: assemblage art.

Giambattista Vico said you can only truly come to know that which you make yourself. It’s his verum factum principle, making is knowing.

Let’s see what I can make of that.


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