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

A Recollection of the Long Sleep

--- ∞ "A Recollection of the Long Sleep" (pdf) -Drew S. Burk, 2019 Drew S. Burk is a writer, editor, and translator of contemporary French thought. He was a founding member of Univocal Publishing, http://www.univocalpublishing.com/ and is currently a consulting editor with University of Minnesota Press for the continuation of Univocal as a Series, https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/series/univocalContinue reading A Recollection of the Long Sleep

Stratum 5

-- -- If we imagine ourselves as planetary accidents rather than global agents, planetary creatures rather than global entities, alterity remains underived from us. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Imperative to Re-imagine the Planet” --- THEORY/FICTION: Claire Colebrook, "Unthinkable Extinction: Cinematic Time and the Panorama of History" Susanna Lindberg, "Unthinking the Underworld" Christian Keeve, "Cosmic Assemblages and … Continue reading Stratum 5

Unthinkable Extinction

∞ "Unthinkable Extinction: Cinematic Time and the Panorama of History" (pdf) - Claire Colebrook, 2019 Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies at Penn State University. She has written books and articles on contemporary European philosophy, literary history, gender studies, queer theory, visual culture and feminist philosophy.  … Continue reading Unthinkable Extinction

Unthinking the Underworld

--- ∞ "Unthinking the Underworld: Nature, Death, and the Elemental" (pdf) - Susanna Lindberg, 2019 Susanna Lindberg is a philosopher. After earning a PhD at the University of Strasbourg, she has worked as lecturer and professor at the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, and as associate researcher at the Université Paris Nanterre. Currently she is a … Continue reading Unthinking the Underworld