Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Boys Becoming Men, Men Becoming Wolves: on The Wolf of Snow Hollow and Werewolves Within
Wolves, even werewolves it seems, travel in packs. One hardly gets just one werewolf movie. In nineteen eighty one the pack included Wol...
Sunday, May 01, 2022
Elites and Capital: or, Foucault and Marx Again
I wrote this review of Jacques Bidet's Foucault with Marx a few years ago for an online review called Contrivers (a fter having review...
Thursday, April 21, 2022
If Althusser was a Spinozist...: on Juan Domingo Sánchez Estop's Althusser et Spinoza
One of Althusser's fundamental lessons, and one that remains beyond the controversies about epistemic breaks, the young Marx, and the ...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Gonna Leave You All Severed: Initial Reflections on Severance
I was slow to get to Severance. Partly this has to do with conditions of contemporary cultural consumption. The shift from movies to telev...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Operation Blue Thunder: Or, First time as Violence, Second time as Action
Recently in a bit of odd exhaustion and insomnia I watched, or rather rewatched, the movie Blue Thunder. In case you have not seen it I wi...
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Two Great Tastes Part Two: The Introduction to Fischbach's La Production des Hommes
What follows is a draft of the translation of the introduction to Franck Fischbach's La Production des hommes: Marx avec Spinoza which...
Sunday, March 06, 2022
Imagination, Fiction, Knowledge: Towards a Spinozist Theory of Cultural Production Part II (This Time it is Mythical)
This post is more or less a sequel to this one , and like that first one it is in some sense a commentary on Macherey's A Theory of Li...
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Any Bird Whatsoever: on Fujita's Le Ciné-Capital: D'Hitchcock à Ozu
In his conversations with François Truffaut Alfred Hitchcock insisted that the birds in the film of the same name had to be ordinary birds, ...
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Are Geeks Born or Made: On Nightmare Alley (movies and the book)
Let us start with a general question: why should someone interest in philosophy also be interested in film? Granted there are probably as ...
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Looking Back in the Mirror of Production: An Introduction to an Unwritten Book on Deleuze and Guattari and Marx
This summer I have a book coming out from the Historical Materialism Book series. You can read more about it here (as well as freak out a...
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