Among the works of literature dealing with Fascism or authoritarianism, it is often the dystopias that take center stage; both classics like Brave New World, and newer works such as Ready Player One - not to mention the burgeoning genre of Young Adult Dystopian literature - have gripped the imagination in troubling times and been utilized as … Continue reading Literature and Social Reflection (or: Yet Another Essay on Thomas Mann)
Mandatory New Year’s reflections This was my first full year post-college. For most of it I had my first full-time job, I’ve also been truly unemployed and trying to find more work with debt payment for the first time for the last four months. I’ve also branched out with my writing and had my first … Continue reading Brief 2019 Reflections
I’ve had the pleasure of having a weird essay “Disruptive Foundations: Bataille, History, and the Grundrisse” in the journal Acéphale. It’s got a bunch of interesting weird essays, collages, drawings and other things. You can find it on the journal’s website.
It’s been a little while here, but I’ve got a few things on the kettle while I’ve been hiatus. I recently became Associate Editor for Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers and have some more poetry that’s going to be published next month. But I’ve also released a Tabletop Game tool called “100 … Continue reading Tabletop Product: “100 Demands from a Fey”
I recently read the piece “What Is It Like to Be A Man?” by Phil Christman, which I found to be insightful and, even if somewhat caught in a cul-de-sac of questions (not unusual for any piece trying to figure out these problems), thankfully shorter and less circular than many. One of the main points … Continue reading Speech, Power, Masculinity
Transgression, in fact, is a private affair, but a private affair which moves one beyond oneself. It is communal, but not public. The word "secret" pairs well with transgression. *** To engage in the political is to also realize that which is not political, and in so doing find how those categories that appear as oppositions relate … Continue reading Fragments on Transgression
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