On Petulance and Pacing

One of my reading projects this past semester has been to get my hands on as much Amélie Nothomb as possible. One, because the French is accessible and so totally … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Don’t Look Down: On Affect Theory

One of the most compelling reasons for me to want to participate in this blog was the potential to exchange ideas with these fine minds now that we no longer … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Political Particularity: The end of the Cliché

So, I’m really on about aesthetics and politics these days. To distract myself from my novel and engage in a version of what Tony Kushner called “a really good way … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Le Carré Rouge

Since attending the Left Forum in New York, I’ve been feeling dismayed about what appears to be an ongoing divide between politics I feel drawn to and a concomitant dismissal of aesthetics … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Her Smile

I can’t imagine what I’d say to her if we met. This is true of most strangers, I suppose, but with her the feeling is exacerbated because not only do … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment