I have some initial thoughts on Christoph Cox’s defense of the “ontological turn” in sound studies aka sonic new materialism or realism newly out in parallax. This is all very initial and mainly note-taking for me to return to once…

I’m thrilled to participate in this year’s critical karaoke session at PopCon. I’m doing L7’s “Pretend We’re Dead.” I’m publishing my talk here so people can follow along on Saturday. This song was my teenage anthem. Da-da, da-da, da-da Always…

Here’s the text of my talk for PopCon next Saturday. For those of you who have been following along my write-ups for my feminist theory grad class this semester, some of this will be drawn from and/or resonant with that…

It’s nearing the end of the semester, so we’re covering stuff I’ve already written a lot about (look at that expert course planning, making sure my prep is light when I’m overextended and exhausted!). First, here is a piece on…

Describing a “turn away from the political world’s emphasis on movement (or a movement) as buttressed by walks and marches and turn to the party’s articulation of movement” (179), Stallings challenges us to rethink common concepts of political movement. Though…

I’m working on a piece about the relationship between Vladimir Jankelevitch’s Music and the Ineffable and Levinas’s Totality and Infinity, which were both published the same year; Jankelevitch was an evaluator for the dissertation that later became Totality & Infinity….

I’m blogging my way through the course texts for my grad feminist theory seminar. This week, it’s L.H. Stallings’s Funk the Erotic. As we have learned from Federici, Pateman, and Murphy, contemporary Western concepts of the body are grounded in…

After a few weeks off for lit review projects, I’m back blogging my way through the readings for my grad seminar on Feminist Theory. This week we read Linda Alcoff on social identities, John Cheney-Lippold on algorithmic identities, & Lars…

I’m blogging my way through the texts for my Spring 2018 Feminist Theory seminar. Angela Mitropolous’s Contract & Contagion takes up a lot of the themes we’ve discussed so far: contract (obviously), property in person, the public/private or production/reproduction split,…