The Damned of the Alienocene: Reclaiming the Disaster

--- ∞ "The Damned of the Alienocene: Reclaiming the Disaster" (pdf) - Sean Singh Matharoo, 2020 Sean Singh Matharoo is a transdisciplinary scholar of French- and English-language speculative literature, media, and philosophy, which he studies in the contexts of postcolonial studies, the energy humanities, and performance studies. As part of the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for … Continue reading The Damned of the Alienocene: Reclaiming the Disaster

What You Do Not See Still Exists (On Dub: Finding Ceremony)

--- ∞ "What You Do Not See Still Exists: On Alexis Pauline Gumbs' Dub: Finding Ceremony" (pdf) - Iseult Gillespie, 2020 Iseult Gillespie is a PhD candidate in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her forthcoming articles explore autotheory, crip theory, and necropolitics. Her dissertation examines how biology is translated into contemporary cultural forms, … Continue reading What You Do Not See Still Exists (On Dub: Finding Ceremony)

Ends of the World: Deconstruction and Frank Wilderson’s Afropessimism

--- ∞ "Ends of the World: Deconstruction and Frank Wilderson’s Afropessimism" (pdf) - Thom Van Camp, 2020 Thom Van Camp is a PhD Candidate in Literary Studies at UW-Madison. His research takes a presentist approach to 19th century British romanticism and its entanglements with abolition, reading romantic poetry alongside current work in Black Studies. He … Continue reading Ends of the World: Deconstruction and Frank Wilderson’s Afropessimism

Mental Distancing

--- ∞ "Mental Distancing" (pdf) - Sara Baranzoni, 2020 Sara Baranzoni coordinates the Undergraduate program in Theatre Creation and teaches Performance subjects at the Universidad de las Artes in Guayaquil (Ecuador). She is also Adjunct Lecturer at the Technological University of Dublin, Ireland. Her research interests focus on Performance studies, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology … Continue reading Mental Distancing

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