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Ep. 27 - Lauren Berlant, Cruel Optimism

Special guest co-host Lindsey Whitmore (Rutgers) joins Rachel and John to talk about Lauren Berlant’s 2011 book Cruel Optimism. Join us as we traverse this notably title-colon-less text in queer theory and cultural studies (among other fields). 311 more words


everything all the time

I haven’t had sex for a week. I smoked too much and got tonsillitis, then started antibiotics and now I have thrush. I’ve been admiring strangers, taking codeine and swapping pics with discreet boys on grindr who love rugby, wrestling a femme, growing my nails, holding hands with soft bois. 494 more words


Ethnographic Futures for the Anthropological Present

For the first time in a while, I’ve begun a new field project: I’ve started studying religious transhumanism, with a particular focus on the Mormon Transhumanist Association… 1,509 more words

ACS Institute on “Precarious Futures”, 7-12 December 2015: University of the Free State in Bloemfontein

The Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) is delighted to announce the third ACS Institute, which will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. 11 more words


Immaturity Gets Bad Press

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 4- Immaturity.

Mountain is over Water. Both express Yang energy; Mountain… 200 more words

I Ching

New Questions and Answers to Why We are a Collective: A Recapitulation of Our Conference Debut

I wanted to give an update on how the Oakton CC’s Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Who’s Afraid of Feminism?, actually went for us (albeit a bit late on the turn over)… 575 more words

Elana Bernnard

Like a prayer

Like a prayer

It’s an unfortunate coincidence
That we end up with nothing
The moment we die

Only a last thought

A waking memory
On the border of this and that… 84 more words