Archive for the ‘literature’ Category

Upcoming Events

21Mar14

For those interested here’s some of the things I’m doing in the next few months: March 22 11:00AM: As part of the ACLA I’m presenting a paper entitled “The Flint of Prometheus” on the relation between Schelling, Marx, and Geology. At NYU (25 W 4th st, room c16). March 22 3:00 PM: I’ll be participating […]


Curiosities

01Feb11

The table of contents and cover design for Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s The Thackery¬† T Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. The general description is as follows: “A showcase for some of the world’s greatest imaginations, copiously illustrated‚Ķ A stunning find beneath the famed Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead’s house years after his death: a basement space lost […]


Glacial

30Nov10

The glacial sinks in and ossifies the energetic flow of solar and extra-solar economies as well as vitalisms lively and darkly, writhing slowly down to arctic zero. Evan explored this here through Horbiger’s Glacial Cosmogony or World Ice Theory. A specter of Horbiger may be living outside the edge of the system in the hazy […]


I will be providing an online contribution to the Real Horror event taking place on Halloween. Contributors include: Carl Neville Simon Clark Ben Rivers Amanda Beech Mark Fisher Organised and Chaired by Tom Trevatt and Caryn Coleman


Guy de Maupassant’s short horror tale The Horla (the out there) is excellent ground for darkly vitalistic speculations. The gothic tale, one of the many celebrated in Lovecraft’s “Supernatural Horror in Literature” is told in a series of diary entries. The author who at the start revels in the wonders of nature (the stream, the […]


A fairly recent study to verify the existence of non-conscious effects in the brain entailed a subject being flashed with a fearful face so quickly (33 milliseconds) that it could not be consciously registered. Yet, as caught on a high res MRI, the face had an observable effect – causing anxiety in the test subject. […]


“The Portent” by Herman Melville “Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on the green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the crown ( Lo, John Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more. Hidden in the cap Is the anguish none can draw; So your future veils its face, Shenandoah! […]



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