Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

How to Encounter That Impossibility? Zizek’s Theory of Subject

From Zizek’s reading of Hegel, Marx, and Lacan, can we learn about Zizek, not the complex entanglement of Hegelian, Marxian, and Lacanian theories? What is Zizek’s own theory, his own philosophical, political, and psychoanalytic theory? What does Zizek want to

How to Encounter That Impossibility? Zizek’s Theory of Subject

From Zizek’s reading of Hegel, Marx, and Lacan, can we learn about Zizek, not the complex entanglement of Hegelian, Marxian, and Lacanian theories? What is Zizek’s own theory, his own philosophical, political, and psychoanalytic theory? What does Zizek want to

W. J. T. Mitchell’s Iconology and Picture Theory

What is an image? What is picture? Rather, what is the relationship between image and idea, image and word, the visual and the verbal, or the visible and the sayable? What is the relation of pictures and language? Is the

W. J. T. Mitchell’s Iconology and Picture Theory

What is an image? What is picture? Rather, what is the relationship between image and idea, image and word, the visual and the verbal, or the visible and the sayable? What is the relation of pictures and language? Is the

The Big Other Operating at a Symbolic Level

(Reading: Slavoj Zizek’s How to Read Lacan; http://www.lacan.com/zizhowto.html) At the very moment when others see the death of psychoanalysis, Zizek witnesses instead the return of it. Thus the aim of this book (How to Read Lacan) is, according to him,

The Big Other Operating at a Symbolic Level

(Reading: Slavoj Zizek’s How to Read Lacan; http://www.lacan.com/zizhowto.html) At the very moment when others see the death of psychoanalysis, Zizek witnesses instead the return of it. Thus the aim of this book (How to Read Lacan) is, according to him,

Aesthetic Conflicts in Psychoanalysis and (Novel) Education

Deborah P. Britzman, Novel Education: Psychoanalytic Studies of Learning and Not Learning What is the relationship between psychoanalysis and education? Why does Britzman connect or arrange in parallel these two (or more) ways of presentation in terms of storytelling – whether

Aesthetic Conflicts in Psychoanalysis and (Novel) Education

Deborah P. Britzman, Novel Education: Psychoanalytic Studies of Learning and Not Learning What is the relationship between psychoanalysis and education? Why does Britzman connect or arrange in parallel these two (or more) ways of presentation in terms of storytelling – whether

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Melancholy as a Condition of Being Human

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that melancholy was caused by an excess of black bile and related with Saturn. People’s interests in melancholy have persisted and amplified to the extent that it has been regarded as a virtue

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Melancholy as a Condition of Being Human

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that melancholy was caused by an excess of black bile and related with Saturn. People’s interests in melancholy have persisted and amplified to the extent that it has been regarded as a virtue

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the