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This Changes Not Very Much: Reflections on the state reaction to the Paris murders

“To all those who have seen these awful things, I want to say we are going to lead a war which will be pitiless.” said Francois Hollande after the murders in Paris on November 13th. 2,733 more words


Three Poems About the Mountains

How quick the implacable axe
felled to the ground
oaks and holm oaks
and by the light of darling dawn
how bald appears
the mountain crest! 1,921 more words

Bauman & Briggs—Genre, Intertextuality, and Social Power

Genre, Intertextuality, and Social Power

by Richard Bauman and Charles L. Briggs


“grasping the complex intertextual relations that underlie genre, along with the way these relations are closely linked to social, cultural, ideological, and political-economic factors, can offer insight into why studies of genre have proved to be so problematic” (132). 3,618 more words

Scientific And Anthropological Frameworks

Ernesto Laclau, June 11, 2007

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Ernesto Laclau is an Argentinean political philosopher living in Great Britain where he teaches at Essex. He was Eric Hobsbawm’s protégée and is one of the few of his fellow countrymen who got a resounding voice in academic debates. 317 more words


Privacy and the sharing economy or the end of the 19th century individual

We tend to forget that the very notion of the modern individual actually took form in the 19th century. The individual in the new nation state is defined by the rise of privacy and capitalism. 950 more words

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A Review: Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes (1994)

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991. United States:
Vintage Books: 1994 

The controversial, sensational History Manifesto (2014) calls for a return to… 1,123 more words

Book Review

More thoughts on Don Giovanni

So, back at the Four Seasons centre last night for a second look at Tcherniakov’s production of Don Giovanni, this time from the Third Ring.  I’ve also been thinking and talking a lot about this production both with people who love it and people who don’t.   1,472 more words