SPONTANEOUS ACTS OF SCHOLARLY COMBUSTION

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Widening Scripts: Cultivating Feminist Care in Academic Labor

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Widening Scripts: Cultivating Feminist Care in Academic Labor is addressed to scholars, educators, and students devoted to the struggle against precarity, atomization, and the commodification of knowledge. Through shared reading, discussion, and reflection, our group, ...

all except you

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"I cover Steinberg with adjectives, which are like vibrations—multiple, rapid—that this lively oeuvre arouses in me." Roland Barthes's consideration of the drawings of New York artist Saul Steinberg — originally an artist book posthumously published in ...

The View from Howard’s Fuck Pad: The Deep State, Bad White Men, and the Weird Noir of James Ellroy

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Just like he collected airplanes, Hughes obsessively collected women, stashing them in the more than one hundred apartments, hotel rooms, and houses he owned around Hollywood. ~ Samantha Barbas, Confidential Confidential: The Inside Story of Hollywood’s ...

Notes on Trumpspace: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Fantasy of Home

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Your diamond in the sky. It seems a fantasy. And you are home. ~ Trump Tower advertisement In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, considerable ink was spilled on the architecture and interior design of ...

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