The Wide Camp Sea, or Notes on Sontag

  • Sholem Krishtalka


Just as camp under-girds my persona, it contains my project. It provides the universe for my work; it sets the physical laws, determines the essential relationships, and establishes the particular gravity that holds down my ideas. Understand: I don't want to define camp. I'll approach definition, as a by-product of my explications. I make no pretense to tracing limits. If anything, I want to be expansive. I might fail in my attempt at expansiveness, but that's alright; camp has a particular generosity towards failure. Didn't Susan Sontag declare, on camp's behalf, that it consists in "a seriousness that fails"? (285)
How to Cite
Krishtalka, Sholem. 2007. “The Wide Camp Sea, or Notes on Sontag”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 04 (June).