Introduction
Epigraphs: Rabindranath Tagore, Letters to a Friend. Rabindranath Tagore’s Letters
to C.F. Andrews [1928] (New Delhi: Rupa, 2002), 119. Emphasis mine. Quoted from
John G. Rudy, Words worth and the Zen Mind (Albany: State University of New
York Press, 1996), 49. See Michel Deguy, Recumbents: Poems (Middletown, CT:
Wesleyan University Press, 2005), 84.
1 Rodolphe Gasché, “Alongside the Horizon,” in On Jean- Luc Nancy: The Sense of
Philosophy, ed. Darren Sheppard, Simon Sparks, and Colin Thomas (London:
Routledge, 1997), 136.
2 Martta Heikkilä, At the Limits of Pre sentation (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008),
103.
3 Jean-Luc Nancy, Birth to Presence (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press,
1993), 155–56.
4 Dictionary.com, s.v. “Trans,” accessed March 13, 2016, http:// dictionary
. reference . com / browse / trans. For more on trans- habit, see my Transcultural
Poetics and the Concept of the Poet: From Philip Sidney to T. S. Eliot (London:
Routledge, 2016). Chapter 1 from this book elaborates what I theorize and
mean by trans- habit.
5 Deguy calls this an “afair of ference,” and we are in the midst of the ag-
glomerated force of inter- ference, con- ference, de- ference, di- ference, and
in- ference (suffix, ferre, “to carry”), in the words of Deguy, “quotable/Defer-
ence preference diference/Aference.” See “Memorandum,” in Michel Deguy,
Gisants (Paris: Gallimard, 1985), translated as Recumbents: Poems (Middle-
town, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2005).
6 See John Phillip Williams, “Hodos Infusion and Method,” in Romancing
Theory, Riding Interpretation: (In)fusion Approach, Salman Rushdie, ed. Ranjan
Ghosh (New York: Peter Lang, 2012), 73.
7 See Karen Barad, “Intraactions,” Mousse, 2012, 34.
8 See Gilles Deleuze, Foucault, trans. S. Hand (Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 1988), 23–44.
NOTES
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