Tag: Blue

Jan 14

Am I Blue: 2.4 Bluets

I mentioned in the last post that the Blue class was inspired by three things: a film, a novel, and Maggie Nelson’s book Bluets. As much as I love Bluets, it’s kind of hard to talk about. One source of the difficulty is because it defies categories. It is prose, but it is not fiction.… Continue Reading Am I Blue: 2.4 Bluets

Jan 12

Am I Blue 2.3: Blue

When I first conceived of this class, there were three touchstones: Maggie Nelson’s luminous Bluets,Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and the French film Blue, the first in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Trois Couleurs trilogy. I freely admit that I am not a film person. I have never been a film person. I like movies, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve never… Continue Reading Am I Blue 2.3: Blue

Jan 03

Am I Blue? 1.1

I’m teaching a new class. It’s on blue, as in the color. This idea was born in a Canadian taxi on the way to the airport one very early morning in June 2018. I’m not entirely clear where it came from–I guess you might say it’s a bolt from the blue? It started with Maggie… Continue Reading Am I Blue? 1.1