Jokes play a fundamental role in Slavoj Žižek's philosophizing. Is Žižek joking when he extols the virtues of Christianity to the Left? Eric Dean Rasmussen analyzes Žižek's pro-Christian proselytizing as attacks on modes of PC-ness - political correctness and perverse Christianity - that sustain an undesirable neoliberalism.
Eric Dean Rasmussen explores Lynne Tillman's "cognitive aesthetic," suggesting that her work is powered by the generative disconnect between asignifying affect and signifying emotion. He argues that her 1998 novel, No Lease on Life, examines the role of affectively sustained universal values in responding politically to the neoliberal city.
Eric Dean Rasmussen traces the contours of Hanjo Berressem's rigorous, bi-tempo reading of Organs without Bodies, which finds Žižek's philosophical buggering of Deleuze to be wanting.
Slavoj Žižek addresses the situation of post-9/11 global politics - and his own, controversial, theories of the political - in this interview with Eric Dean Rasmussen.
Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry's The New Ecological Order.
In the triad of Verso pamphlets on 9/11, Nick Spencer sees a convergence of postmodern critique (against the capitalist culture of postmodernity).
On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.
Hanjo Berressem provides both fast-forward and slow-motion readings of Slavoj Žižek's Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences.