Notes for an impossible electronic writing: no sublime 'white despair', no 'architectural object', no 'irreplaceable china dogs' (Genette).
1 What has taken over the (multiple) functions assigned to the blank space in print culture?
2 In fictocritical writing, consider the various deployments of collage/montage and the blank space between text fragments, a 'space between' conceived as a signifier of utopian possibility.
3 Spaces on the page have included the space of tactical resistance, the space of becoming, the space for the birth of the reader, the space for process and for desiring movement, the space for refusing critical inertia.
4 Has anything replaced this textual politics, this euphorics of the gap (include bricolage/assemblage of local, partial knowledges, and the play of voices/citations without end)?
5 The white space of silence on the printed page (Mallarmé), the whiteness that marks off the poem as poem, the whiteness that demands a certain reading practice (Genette): electricity does not spare us the left-over Kantian sublime.
6 (Filmic) velocity is not enough. It is still at home in the metaphoric order (the paradigmatic axis of fond memory), and getting back there faster.
7 Also at home here, in the poetics of print, is a Romantic writing of 'white despair' (Dickinson): probably just another room in the 'house of language'.