In her article “Jewish Mysticism from Borges to Cirlot,” Erika Martínez discusses the form in which some Latin American and Spanish poets of the twentieth century have experimented, in a disruptive way, with the subjective possibilities of stillness and of time capable of overflowing. Foucault defended, in his last lectures, the construction of a new governmentality of self and of others. Among the many possible technologies to achieve it would be that of the writing of a poetry without words, knowing the insurrectional potentiality of silence. This provides us with a possible starting point for reading the post-secular revision of contemporary mysticism in Spanish. Starting from the Kabbalah, how have Huidobro, Borges, Gelman or Valente delved into an “I” capable of exercising uncertainty and being outside of self? How do they configure out of this discourse a non-subject, unsecured subjectivity, capable of growing even out of its own withdrawal?
"Jewish Mysticism from Borges to Cirlot: a Transatlantic Approach to the Possibility of a Non-Subject Subjectivity."
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