Tag: zizek

What Would Žižek Do? Redeeming Christianity's Perverse Core

2005-12-18

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.

'Is it Possible Not to Love Žižek?' on Slavoj Žižek's Missed Encounter with Deleuze

2005-12-18

Hanjo Berressem provides both fast-forward and slow-motion readings of Slavoj Žižek’s Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences.

Tillman's Turbulent Thinking

2010-12-05

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.

Critical Code Studies Conference - Week Four Discussion

2011-10-03

In Week 4, Critical Code Studies contributors kept the magic alive as they discussed Wendy Hui Kyong Chun’s “On Sourcery and Source Codes,” the first chapter of her forthcoming Programmed Visions: Software and Memory. Informed by Chun’s psychoanalytic reading and her awareness of the materiality of code work, the conversation deals with fetishism, gender, genetics, and performativity in ways both abstract and tangible.

The Question of the Animal

2003-03-31

On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.

Attacked from Within

2003-01-26

In the triad of Verso pamphlets on 9/11, Nick Spencer sees a convergence of postmodern critique (against the capitalist culture of postmodernity).

Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and The Poverty of Humanism

1997-01-10

Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry’s The New Ecological Order.