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 allanpero.com)

This is a bit old now, but it is another excellent musing from Allan Pero. Check out Allan’s blog here: http://allanpero.com/ 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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critical-theory.com features Chiasma

Check it out here. Also, you can always read the issue from the Chiasma website.

Chiasma Issue #1 now available for sale and free download!

You can get a copy (physical or electronic) here.    

Chiasma Launch Party!

From Alayna Jay’s ‘Editor’s Introduction': Chiasma: A Site for Thought was established in September 2013 as an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal to further the disruption, generation and dispersion of theory. Each year we will feature invited essays, peer-reviewed articles, and solicited reviews of books and of academic fields, from both established and emerging scholars. While … Continue reading

Nick Srnicek: ‘The Eyes of the State’

Wednesday, April 9th at 3:30 in Somerville House, 2348

Alenka Zupančič, ‘Power and Comedy’

Friday, April 4th 3:30pm, Somerville House 3317

Claire Colebrook: ‘Exceptional Disaster’

Claire Colebrook “Exceptional Disaster” March 26 @ 4:30, UC224A Romanticism at Western and The Centre for Theory and Criticism present Claire Colebrook is Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University. She has published widely on Deleuze, literary theory, visual and contemporary culture, queer theory and extinction theory. She is the author most … Continue reading

Entanglement: A Symposium on Aboriginal Arts and Curating, March 13th

With talks and performances followed by a reception/exhibition catalogue launch of Gashka’oode (Tangled), which features the artwork of four artists of Aboriginal ancestry. Thursday March 13, (6:45-10:00 pm) University College, Conron Hall, Room 224 Western University Google map to get here http://goo.gl/maps/DEq12 Begins at 6:45pm with the Minwaasgay Singers – Traditional Ojibwe men’s drumming. Features … Continue reading

M. Curtis Allen’s Theory Session!

Abstract: This essay draws upon a pensive limit found in the early work of Gilles Deleuze: one cannot have clear and distinct thoughts. Instead, one must make a wager or sacrifice—either one’s thoughts are clear (but confused) or they are distinct (but obscure). Further, we will use Deleuze’s idea that stupidity is immanent to thought … Continue reading


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