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porn curiosity

The follow excerpt from this article, ‘Dick Picky, in The New Inquiry articulates what would be a basic understanding for queer persons. It is also part of the reason why I am curious about porn. 618 more words


What's the rush?

Subtitle: Research under the advanced stages of capitalism, part 1: hypercompetitive labor markets.

There is a maxim about research (and work in general), often given in the context of writing a thesis: “it’s not a sprint, but a marathon.” 493 more words


And Now: Homemade Animated YouTube Videos about Writing and Academia!

Oh, Dinty W. Moore, how do you always know how to cheer me up? Here’s what he posted the other day on Facebook. Apparently, it’s an old favorite: 59 more words


Constructions of Race in Colonial Laws and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Both CLR James, in The Black Jacobins, and Antony Anghie in his paper entitled “Francisco de Vitoria and the Colonial Origins of International Law”, outline some of the ways ideas about race and social hierarchy were born through colonial encounters… 689 more words


Essay: The Poetry of Louise Glück, 1975-1990

In honour of Ms Glück having recently published a new collection – which alas I have not yet read – here is an essay I wrote about her early work back in 2009/10. 152 more words


"Traditions and the Individual Talent" 1919 T.S. Eliot

“It is in the depersonalization that art may be said to approach the condition of science.”


The antisemitism of the intelligentsia, disguised as anti-Zionism

A couple of recent articles caught my eye as I noticed a similar strain run through both pieces: the subject of antisemitism disguised as anti-Zionism. 1,339 more words

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