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Schooltree: Heterotopia

When I heard that Lainey Schooltree was composing a rock opera, I could hear my own inner Boromir at the Council of Elrond. It was as though I had just heard the news that the One Ring was to be brought to Mordor. 1,065 more words


Review: Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation by Michael Rothberg

Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation by Michael Rothberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A truly enlightening book for anyone interested in the memory of the Holocaust and how it has been interpreted by survivors, academics and creatives alike in recent years. 406 more words

Book Review

Sunday Comics

Today’s Sunday Comics entry is a page from Chris Ware’s magnificent 2012 novel Building Stories (Pantheon Books).

I had occasion to look through Building Stories  174 more words


In Defense of Postmodernism

Words, as they are used, often do not make sense.  This does not, however, make those words’ uses nonsense.  If I say, for instance, that “we are in deep water, so we had better get a shovel,” this does not make sense, but it is not nonsense.  1,635 more words


Twin Peaks and Neoliberalism

Trapped in the Hysterical Sublime: Twin Peaks, Postmodernism, and the Neoliberal Now”  by Linnie Blake (2016) 


Watching Twin Peaks again, from the perspective of 25 years, a great deal has become apparent to me that was simply not “there” at the time. 1,153 more words


A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on "the conceptual penis" gets published in a "high quality peer-reviewed" social science journal

It’s been 21 years since physicist Alan Sokal submitted a bogus paper to a special “Science Wars” issue of the cultural studies journal Social Text. 1,678 more words

Sex And Gender Issues

Tim Harding reblogged this on The Logical Place.

Critical Postmodern Readings, Part 1: Lyotard

I’m over nine years into this blog, so I think most readers know my opinions and worldview on many issues in philosophy. I roughly subscribe to a… 1,225 more words