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Curse God and Die

I have a piece up at The Immanent Frame entitled “Curse God and Die: On Agamben and Job.” It use Agamben’s reflections on oaths and curses in The Sacrament of Language as a framework for investigating the frequent references to cursing God in The Book of Job.


9/11 or The Day That Everything Changed (a Bit): An Archaeological Approach to ‘New Terrorism’.

The events of 9/11 have been dubbed by both politicians and academics as ‘the day that everything changed’. It has been widely thought of as Neal suggests as ‘a sudden irruption’ 1,729 more words


The (Im)Possibility of Statelessness

Why Does the Number of Stateless People Continue to Grow? A Poststructuralist Approach to Statelessness.

A scan of the current literature on statelessness sees it yielding under a wealth of stories and case studies depicting the plight of the Izbrisani in Slovenia, the Rohingya in Burma, the Biharis in Bangladesh or more recently the ‘growing number’ of stateless people in the Middle East… 4,060 more words


“Doughnut holes”: Redress, Reconciliation and the State of Exception

“‘How do you mean, ‘doughnut hole’?’ Ti-Jeanne had asked. ‘That’s what they call it when an inner city collapses and people run into the suburbs” (

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Indigenous Literature


Giorgio Agamben se propose dans ce court texte d’explorer le concept de « dispositif », hérité d’une tradition philosophique riche, rassemblant dans le même ensemble théorique Foucault et Hegel. 1,098 more words

The camp as "nomos"

In many responses to Agamben’s provocative claim that the concentration camp is the nomos of modernity, I have not seen much attention to the text from which Agamben draws the curious term nomos — namely, Schmitt’s Nomos of the Earth. 478 more words


My interview about Agamben on Against the Grain

While I was in San Francisco this summer, C.S. Soong of KPFA’s Against the Grain invited me to record an interview about Agamben’s work, which has now aired and is… 49 more words