Archive for the ‘gender’ Category

A few days ago the Emancipation as Navigation Summer school came to an end in Berlin. The event was just short of two weeks and included a range of topics from political theory, to logic, to diagramming the space of sex, to technofeminism, to the history of metaphysics, to Iberian cultures, to space travel, and […]


The post was partially inspired by Sarah Marshall‘s piece Beyond Clarice at the Hairpin. I’ve mentioned several times that I have the fantasy of retreating to a cabin somewhere, watching an egregious amount of horror films (though I wonder how many one has to watch as I’ve already seen around 200), and writing a book […]


There a quite a few interesting philosophy and theory conferences coming up in the next few months so I thought I’d do a post here: Feminism, Science and Materialism Feb 14-15, 2013 Keynote: Karen Barad CUNY, NYC 1000 w abstracts due November 1, 2012 Duquesne Graduate Conference in Philosophy (Philosophy and Nature) Feb 23, 2013 […]


A few weeks ago there were some strange convergences – reading Nick Land’s comments on violent feminism, Deleuze and Guattari’s becoming-girl (celebrated by Cederstrom and Fleming at the end of their Dead Man Working) and most recently Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young Girl. Suddenly there were all these concurrences of the […]


Carl Cederstrom and Peter Fleming’s Dead Man Working (Zer0) is an interesting account of living and working in a dead world. It diagnoses several affective elements of the managerial co-option of life. Cederstrom and Fleming argue that life in a society dominated by capitalist realism becomes one in which the divide between life and work […]


Over at the blog for the upcoming nonhuman turn conference Rebekah Sheldon has a post on nonhuman thought entitled “Affect, Epistemology, and the Nonhuman Turn” which is interesting for several reasons. For one, it questions the issue of the status of human thinking in the nonhuman turn especially the assumption that thought is given access […]


If sexual difference has been relegated to symbolic functions, and to speech in particular, how is the masculine to survive, as exceptional in the above formulation, without simply resorting to a flaccid internalization as it seems to have done in the figure of the dumb husband? To connect this to the cultural (and to a […]


Rachel and I have found ourselves consistently confused by the unavoidable coupling of the dumb husband and nagging wife found throughout the television-scape. Our consensus is that post-sexual revolution, men and women found themselves in a situation where masculinity has become infantalized and femininity has become powerful only in stereotypical mother roles and thus men […]


/1/ – The dollhouse’s plasticities If one was not already aware of the peculiar cultural curiosity of Realdolls, then the film Lars and the Real Girl will certainly bring the odd creations to light. The dolls, which are carefully crafted companions made by molding silicone over a flexible metal skeleton, cost around six thousand dollars […]


/1/ – The commons of trauma The panoply of images after shocking events, whether wildly national/global, such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, or somewhat more localized, as in the case of school shootings and abuse scandals, invariably contains the image of the traumatized victim par excellance, the woman with her reddened face buried in her […]



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