How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound

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Published: 07/18/2019

What do we do when we read? Reading can be an act of consumption or an act of creation. Our “work reading” overlaps with our “pleasure reading,” and yet these two modes of reading engage with different parts of the self. It is sometimes passive, sometimes active, and can even be an embodied form. The[…]

Steal This Classroom: Teaching and Learning Unbound

Published: 11/28/2019

Check out the interactive website for Steal This Classroom HERE! In Steal This Classroom: Teaching and Learning Unbound, which comprises a book as well as an interactive website (designed by Alli Crandell), Jody Cohen and Anne Dalke construe “classrooms” as testing grounds, paradoxically boxed-in spaces that cannot keep their promise to enclose, categorize, or name.[…]

Anglo-Saxon(ist) Pasts, postSaxon Futures

Published: 12/30/2019

We are all, no matter how little we like it, the bearers of unwanted and often shunned memory, of a history whose infiltrations are at times so stealthy we can pretend otherwise, and at times so loud we can’t hear much of anything else. We’re still here — there differently than those before us, but[…]

Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics

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Published: 09/28/2018

Read an Excerpt from Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics Here! Reiner Schürmann’s thinking is, as he himself would say, “riveted to a monstrous site.” It remains focused on and situated between natality and mortality, the ultimate traits that condition human life. This book traces the contours of Schürmann’s thinking in his magnum opus[…]

Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics

Published: 03/26/2018

Read an Excerpt from Trouble Songs Here! Trouble Songs is a hybrid serial work that tracks the appearance of the word “trouble” in 20th- and 21st-century American music. It reads (and sings) songs and poems, with reference to cultural events ranging from the death of a pop singer to the growth of popular resistance movements. The[…]

Badiou Studies 5: Architheater

Published: 07/07/2017

Read Editor’s Introduction and Martin Puchner’s “The Theater of Alain Badiou” Here! The fifth volume of the Journal of Badiou Studies, “Architheater,” energized by the publication of Badiou’s Rhapsodie pour le théâtre (2014), knits together distinguished approaches to artistic production engaging with the work of Alain Badiou: ‘Engaging’ here means articulated positions that include, imply, or criticize the[…]

Philosophy for Militants

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Published: 03/15/2017

My thinking is related to theology as blotting pad is related to ink. It is saturated with it. Were one to go by the blotter, however, nothing of what is written would remain. ~ Walter Benjamin “No longer imminent, the End is immanent.” “Ends are ends,” Frank Kermode goes on to clarify, “only when they[…]