Category Archives: Theory

Fanon on the evolution of forms of exploitation

For a time it looked at though racism had disappeared. This soul-soothing, unreal impression was simply the consequence of the evolution of forms of exploitation. Psychologists spoke of a prejudice having become unconscious. The truth is that the rigor of … Continue reading

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“Like a sack with an animal trapped inside”: on the quizzle

I just finished Jonathan Fast’s The Secrets of Synchronicity, and while the book on the whole isn’t so great, there’s a section later in the book that has to do with quizzles. “Quizzles? What’s a quizzle?” “It’s a lump of rock,” … Continue reading

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Trying to Read Again: New Copies of Deleuze and Guattari

I’ve had my copies of Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus for a long time. They’ve been paged through over and over again. I’ve read through them in high school (understanding nothing), college (understanding a little), and graduate school (understanding a little more). They’re still … Continue reading

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On the Death of Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall is gone. There isn’t much for me to say. It is hard to speak of an absence felt so clearly that it becomes present — Stuart Hall’s death is less the loss of a person and more the … Continue reading

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Nick Mamatas on Harlan Ellison

Nick Mamatas wrote an interesting short retrospective on Harlan Ellison’s work and recent output. There’s a strange pain to being a Harlan Ellison fan. On one hand, he’s undoubtedly one of the most courageous writers to come out of the … Continue reading

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New Review in ImageText

A little more than a year ago I did a review of Bart Beaty’s Comics Vs Art for ImageText, and after a little waiting, it is out! I’m really happy with the review, especially because I did it so long ago and … Continue reading

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Vicesimus Knox Did An Objective Book Review in 1786

I’m taking a class in Romantic concepts of technology this semester, and I read little thing by Vicesimus Knox about libraries and books and having a grand old time reading. Near the end of the piece he writes: I confess … Continue reading

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