“Individual Responsibility” and the visual rhetoric of COVID-19

As Jennifer Reich writes in her study of anti-vax moms in Colorado, “public health [is] in direct contradiction to neoliberalism.” Neoliberalism is all about transforming everything into a private market; from this perspective, public health measures create perverse incentives which…

Horizon, Capacity, and Toxic NRG

I’ve been working on some material that follows up on the work I’ve done in my past two books and thinks about resilience and melancholy in the context of post-probabilist and/or speculative neoliberalisms. This piece is some of the first…

Enrolling in my online Fall 2020 “Theories of Neoliberalism” grad/undergrad seminar as a non-UNCC student

As part of UNCC’s plan to have a mix of F2F, hybrid, and fully online courses in the fall to deal with COVID-19, my 4000/5000 level seminar has been moved fully online. This means that it’s possible for non-local people…

The Sonic Episteme PODCAST

So, I was supposed to go on a book tour of sorts this spring. For obvious reasons that didn’t happen. So, I thought I’d make a podcast series about the book. Each short episode covers one of the book’s chapters,…

Gaga’s “Stupid Love”

So I don’t have a comprehensive theory of Gaga’s new return-to-EDM-pop single “Stupid Love”–or at least I don’t have one yet (it’s kinda hard to do big-picture thinking while I have to redesign all my classes and generally freak out…

Workshopping “What Was The Modern Rock 500?”

This week I’m workshopping my “What Was The Modern Rock 500?” talk that I’ll give in Spring 2021 as part of the AMS Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lectures. You can find the text of the talk here.