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10.20.10
Literary Theory
by Arty
My collaborator Joshua, an installation artist, and I will be attending the 'Practicing Theory Conference' at the University of Amsterdam in March 2011! Joshua will be a speaker at the conference and we are also hoping to hook up with some fellow
01.26.10
Literary Theory
I was initially saddened by the news of J.D. Salinger's passing, but this sadness was quickly replaced by uncertainty. His books meant the world to me a few years ago, as I'm sure they did to countless high school kids, and
11.27.09
Literary Theory
Last week New York met two powerhouse week-long event series: Independent Booksellers Week NYC and PERFORMA 09; pedestrian interests and chores distracted me from both and, come Monday, I realized I had not seen any of the previous week's abundant excitements.
11.11.09
Literary Theory
Seven o'clock tonight will mark something of a premature starter's pistol for next week's Independent Bookstore Week NYC; it looks as though it will be tremendous, the event, at DUMBO's powerHouse Arena, a delightfully sundry hodge-podge of featured guests that promises to
10.31.09
Literary Theory
Laurence Rickels is a critic and vampire expert. He provided some inspiration for my Werewolf Express project as well as my upcoming book, Sweet Tomb. He has written The Vampire Lectures among other critical books about horror. http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/R/rickels_vampire.html I'd been wondering
10.31.09
Literary Theory
Hal: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do. (2001: A Space Odyssey) Our culture’s relationship with technology has a long history of reverence and mistrust.
10.12.09
Literary Theory
Phillip Lopate's recently released essay Notes on Sontag is one of the loveliest, most profound, most tremendously moving essays on any theorist or writer's work I've recently read; that it's so short makes it all the more remarkable. Lopate is one of
09.18.09
Literary Theory
Here are some additional images. How to unlearn a form. Can repetition organize itself into its own form? And what are the bounds of that repetition? if you look at works of Andy Warhol a great deal happens in the repetition.
09.17.09
Literary Theory
At long last we've begun shooting the New York version of 69 Love Stories. As I've written here in earlier posts, having read Raymond Queneau's, 'Exercises in Style' and enjoying instructions I wanted to see if I could take a similar
09.09.09
Literary Theory
Several years ago, The New York Review of Books ceased being simply the most reliable, if obvious, source I could find for thoughtful, incisive analysis; it also became the most reliable source I could find for discovering otherwise obscure new books
09.08.09
Literary Theory
Bookslut just published a superbly frank essay by poet Courtney Queeney. Queeney discusses women poets, the breed she's supposedly part of, and questions what it actually means to stand up for your own. While she isn't decisive, Queeney manages to
09.02.09
Literary Theory
'Want to hear about my luxurious morning', my friend asked on the other end of the phone. A morning whose pleasure, calculated in advance was not with out great anticipation and anxiety, of many promises and unknowns, those that might enchant
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