Scott Herder and Dru Farro discuss plants, animals, and love. Not unrelatedly, Dru writes an essay about euthanasia, anxiety, and love. Check out the palcast here and the new essay here.
“In honor of the release of Room 237, a documentary film about Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, The Shining, a local theatre here in Toronto is playing both movies in tandem. So I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to not only see The Shining for the first time (where in the hell have I … Read more
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When we last left Marcel he was bidding farewell to M. and Mme de Guermantes, the latter having just heard the sad news that Swann had perhaps only a few months left to live. This moment, and the Duchess’s refusal to acknowledge Swann’s claim, is where the third volume in Proust’s novel ends.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is soon-to-be-released and, as usual, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news first: this edition promises to be the most complete and comprehensive manual EVER. This means the chances are excellent that if you feel like you’ve got something wrong with you a … Read more
Oh boy. This really got my day off to a bad start. Let me get this straight: valued at more than $1 billion? Well, I am glad that the Met can fill its outrageous and unbelievable gap in their early 20th century art. I’ve been to the Met and was thoroughly disappointed because of its … Read more
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dorota Glowacka: “First they came for the communists”: Decolonizing Holocaust studies and the indigenous memory of the genocide Emily Robins Sharpe and Bart Vautour: Recovering Spain, Rethinking Canada: “Refusal” as Situated Scholarship On December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal … Read more
The developments of new critical methodologies, archival resources, and pedagogical practices have radically transformed Victorian Studies. The digitization of newspapers, penny dreadfuls, pamphlets and other forms of print matter, the increased attention to new forms of media, including sound recordings and forms of early cinema, and a variety of new critical schools, from animal studies … Read more
An impromptu reflection on U.S. President Obama’s Brain Research (through) Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. More info here. There are many astonishing things in the world. Of course, the (human) brain is one of them. But there are other astonishing things, too. The fact that, prior to unveiling this initiative, someone (probably a group of … Read more