Archive for the ‘queer theory’ Category

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 […]


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 […]


Hasana Sharp’s Spinzoa and the Politics of Renaturalization is an interesting book which has quite a bit to offer discussions on posthumanism, affect, and the relationship between politics and metaphysics. While I found the first half of her book very interesting (and not for totally unbiased reasons given its discussions of nature) I felt that […]


I’ve made some comments on the reception of Deleuze in the past which seemed to trouble some. In so many of the developments of SR and related movements (though OOO is openly critical of Deleuze on the whole) Deleuze is a central figure (implicitly or explicitly) usually cited alongside Guattari, Whitehead, Spinoza, James, and Stengers. […]


/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 […]


/1/ – Inverted Scandals Larry Flynt once said something about how odd it is that people seem surprised by scandals involving money when it comes to Democrats and ones involving sexual indiscretion when it comes to Republicans. Yet there is an odd kind of glee that is evident when one or the other is exposed. […]


/1/ – Cavernous Bodies Neil Marshall’s horror film The Descent is interesting for a number of reasons. For one, the movie is almost completely devoid of male characters nor is there is any of the juvenile ‘sexing up’ of the film’s female cast. Here is the film’s synopsis from IMDB: “After a tragic accident, six […]



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