Stratum 7

    "I can't breathe."_________________  THEORY/FICTION: Priscilla Wald, “Viral Life in the Alienocene” Bruce Clarke, “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” Katarzyna Olga Beilin, “Headfirst (A Day in the Alienocene)” Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, “Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)” François-David Sebbah, “Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely” DIS-JUNCTION: Alain Badiou, “Pandemic, Ignorance, and … Continue reading Stratum 7

Viral Life in the Alienocene

--- ∞ "Viral Life in the Alienocene" (pdf) - Priscilla Wald (2020) Priscilla Wald teaches in the English department at Duke University and is the author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (Duke U Press 2008) and Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (Duke U Press 1995).

Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene

--- ∞ “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” (pdf) - Bruce Clarke, 2020 Bruce Clarke is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He was the 2019 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA Chair in Astrobiology at the Library of Congress. His latest book, Gaian Systems: … Continue reading Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene

CATHECTOPLASM

--- ∞ "Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)" (pdf) - Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, 2020 Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly is a PhD student in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously publishing in fields such as critical indigenous studies and critical game studies, Christopher’s current interests include anarchism, Filipino folklore, political messianism, and the fraught … Continue reading CATHECTOPLASM

Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely

--- ∞ "Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely" (pdf) - François-David Sebbah, 2020 Translation: Ciarán Coyle. François-David Sebbah is professor of philosophy (“contemporary moral philosophy”) at the Université Paris Nanterre. He was Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, and for many years at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC/Sorbonne Université). … Continue reading Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely

Stratum 6

--      Our task is not to draw a sharp mental line between past and future but to complete the thought of the past. - Marx to Ruge, September 1843 THEORY/FICTION: Steven Shaviro, "Defining Speculation: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Philosophy, and Speculative Finance" Jennifer Wenzel, "Evicted from the Future" Jan Miernowski, Yves Citton, Ullrich Langer, … Continue reading Stratum 6

Defining Speculation

--- ∞ "Defining Speculation: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Philosophy, and Speculative Finance" (pdf) - Steven Shaviro, 2019 Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He mostly writes about science fiction, music videos, and the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. His recent books include DISCOGNITION (Repeater Books, 2016). He blogs at The … Continue reading Defining Speculation

Evicted from the Future

--- ∞ "Evicted from the Future" (pdf) - Jennifer Wenzel Jennifer Wenzel is a scholar of postcolonial studies and environmental and energy humanities, jointly appointed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World … Continue reading Evicted from the Future

The Future of the Humanities in Posthuman Times

∞ "The Future of the Humanities in Posthuman Times" (pdf) - Yves Citton, Sara Guyer, Ullrich Langer, Frédéric Neyrat, and Jan Miernowski (2018-2019) • Yves Citton is professor in Literature and Media at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis and co-editor of the journal Multitudes. He recently published Mediarchy (Polity Press, 2019), Contre-courants politiques (Fayard, … Continue reading The Future of the Humanities in Posthuman Times