Forty-Sixth Bedtime Story: Long Live The Bedtime Stories!!

Ode to Things by Pablo Neruda, read by SW.

John Nyman’s Theory Session: The Rhizomatic Supplement: Erasure in Poetry and Theory

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH: 3:30, SOMERVILLE 2348 This presentation will explore relationships between the poetic/aesthetic technique of erasure (in which a new work is produced through the acknowledged suppression of parts of a previous work, often by a different author) and the meaning of erasure in theoretical discourse, especially Jacques Derrida’s use, following Martin Heidegger, of … Continue reading

Andre Pietsch Lima: On Creative Processes (Simondon/Deleuze)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 3:30, SOMERVILLE 2348 This lecture aims to correlate individuation (as defined in the work of Simondon and Deleuze) with the processes of artistic creation. The double articulation Artaud-Kafka (and a particular dialogue of the dead) does not escape the text’s eye. We will look, too, to Glenn Gould, as he takes up … Continue reading

Mikhail Pozdniakov’s Theory Session: 3 October, 3:30pm

PROGRESSIVE HISTORY, GEOMETRY, HALLUCINATION “… the metamorphic aspect is most interesting. But pictorial metamorphosis of one item into the next is only one part of these compositions. … Such images portray the effects of the perceptual action that is necessary for things to be viewed in terms of progress. The most basic and important capacity … Continue reading


Chiasma: A Site For Thought; Issue #2 Call For Papers

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This term’s Theory Sessions!

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dross: (de)compositions

Last year Jon Nyman organized a creative writing workshop group that met throughout the year and, in the end, produced a small publication: dross: (de)compositions. The collection contains poems by Geoffrey Morrison, John Nyman, Derek Shank and Nathan TeBokkel as well as a short story by Brittany Harnum and illustrations by Joshua TeBokkel. Copies can … Continue reading

“Jimmy, we hardly knew ye” (from

This is a bit old now, but it is another excellent musing from Allan Pero. Check out Allan’s blog here: Allan’s post also reminds me of the essay ‘Ceremony’ by Ander Monson (I could only find an excerpt of it here). For an inverse take on the issue of dying politicians, I invite you … Continue reading

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