Mapping the Alien

--- ∞ "Mapping the Alien: Several Landings Across Messeri’s Placing Outer Space" (pdf) - Aaryn M. Smith, 2019 Aaryn M. Smith is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She mostly ponders medieval Icelandic trolls, aliens of the future, and where both strands encounter and resonate with today. After hours … Continue reading Mapping the Alien

To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism

--- ∞ "To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism, ed. Boris Groys (New York: e-flux and MIT Press, 2018)" (pdf) - Mikkel Krause Frantzen, 2019 Mikkel Krause Frantzen (b. 1983) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen, and author of Going Nowhere, Slow – The Aesthetics and … Continue reading To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism

THUS – Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer

--- ∞ "THUS - Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer" (pdf) - Stephanie Posthumus, 2019 Stephanie Posthumus resides in Montréal, Québec, works at McGill University, and has written about the animal, environmental, digital worlds. Her books: French Écocritique: Reading Contemporary French Theory and Fiction Ecologically. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. La nature et l’écologie chez Claude … Continue reading THUS – Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer


--- --- We did not seek the formula for overturning the world in books, but in wandering. Ceaselessly drifting for days on end, none resembling the one before.  Guy Debord, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni --- THEORY/FICTION: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, “Two Perspectives on Colonial Time” Augustin Berque, “Can We Overcome Modernity’s Acosmia?” Sarah Ann Wells, … Continue reading STRATUM 3

two perspectives on colonial time

--- ∞ "Two Perspectives on Colonial Time" (pdf) - Alexis Pauline Gumbs (2018) Publisher's Weekly calls Alexis Pauline Gumbs's cross-genre Black feminist writing "groundbreaking" and indeed she has had a paradigm shifting impact on multiple fields introducing ideas of speculative documentary, Black feminist Breathing, experiential archives and Revolutionary Mothering into common parlance.  Alexis is the author … Continue reading two perspectives on colonial time

Can we overcome Modernity’s acosmia?

-- ∞ "Can We Overcome Modernity's Acosmia?" (pdf) - Augustin Berque, 2018 Translation: Drew S. Burk. Augustin Berque, born in 1942 in Morocco, a French geographer and orientalist, is a retired director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, where he has been teaching from 1979 to 2017. A … Continue reading Can we overcome Modernity’s acosmia?

All you need is LOVE

--- ∞ "All You Need Is LOVE" (pdf) - Yves Citton, 2018 Yves Citton is professor of Literature and media at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. He previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1992-2003) and at the Université Grenoble Alpes (2003-2017). He is co-editor of the journal Multitudes. He recently published Contre-courants politiques (2018), Médiarchie(to be translated into English … Continue reading All you need is LOVE

Inner Canal Zones: Cine-District. October 15, 2075

-- ∞ "Inner Canal Zones: Cine-District. October 15, 2075" (pdf) - Drew S. Burk Drew S. Burk is a writer, editor, and translator of contemporary French thought. He was a founding member of Univocal Publishing, and is currently a consulting editor with University of Minnesota Press for the continuation of Univocal as a Series, … Continue reading Inner Canal Zones: Cine-District. October 15, 2075