How positively syncrocitous of you to use the phrase “writing history on their backs”… I just finished reading Frederick Douglass in preparation for tomorrow’s class, and I’m particularly interested in the way he glides from women getting whipped to men (at least himself) starving half to death while writing. (I could go on, but I won’t.) It’s syncronicity, I tell you.

Bad scholar that I am (or good medievalist, one or the other), I’m always getting Fanon mixed up with le Fanu.