05 7 / 2014

deleuzesome:

Kathleen Stewart and Lauren Berlant on Affect at the Limits of the Political 

(see full length video here

29 6 / 2014

"Deleuze teases out the text in such a way that the thinkers he engages with express meanings (that is, potential lines of development) which perhaps they never intended, but which striate or traverse their thought, nonetheless, like fissures within glass. It is important, however, to emphasise here that in doing so Deleuze never puts words into the mouths of others—he merely draws forth and synthesises latent strands of implicated meaning, unconscious differences that the thinkers themselves could not or would not discern within their own thought."

Graham Jones and Jon Roffe, “Introduction: Into the Labyrinth,” Deleuze’s Philosophical Lineage, pg.4 (via bemusedbibliophile)

(via sexistentialisms)

29 6 / 2014

"privation is demand directed to a lost object; frustration is demand which cannot be given its object; castration is demand for which there is no object.

In each case the subject is directed outwards to an external object, and it is the relationship of this demand to the place of the object that becomes the basis for identification.

privation, frustration and castration … are the three moments of gradual intrusion of the axis of desire. They correspond to the division Real, Imaginary and Symbolic."

"Sexuality In The Field Of Vision" - Jacqueline Rose, p.182  (via alterities)

(via alterities)

15 6 / 2014

"At base, affirming that mathematics accomplishes ontology unsettles philosophers because this thesis absolutely discharges them of what remained the centre of gravity of their discourse, the ultimate refuge of their identity."

Badiou, 'Being & Event'  (via aidsnegligee)

26 5 / 2014

heygirlitsqueertheories:

Queer Studies meme by Amber Coyne!

heygirlitsqueertheories:

Queer Studies meme by Amber Coyne!

16 5 / 2014

garrett-burrell:

"In the future, we will all be thinking the ecological thought."

"How to care for the neighbor, the strange stranger, and the hyperobject, are the long-term problems posed by the ecological thought. The ecological thought hugely expands our ideas of space and time. It forces us to invent ways of…

16 5 / 2014

whentherewerebicycles:

Strange stranger names an uncanny, radically unpredictable quality of life-forms. Life-forms recede into strangeness the more we think about them, and whenever they encounter one another—the strangeness is irreducible. Ecological philosophy that does not attend to this strangeness is not…

16 5 / 2014

"People come in to the theory class with the expectation that they will hear that one can make anything mean anything. Theory teachers will always get a certain essay on deconstruction that totally misinterprets it along these lines. That is in fact what we could refer to as the pre-theory attitude. What you should leave the theory class with is the knowledge that not only is the interpretation of texts subject to all kinds of nonsubjective constraints, but also a place for you has been pre-established by the text itself. It’s like those maps with the little red arrow that says, “You are here.”"

Timothy Morton  (via so-this-is-gradschool)

16 5 / 2014

whentherewerebicycles:

"To write poetry is to force the reader to coexist with fragile phrases, fragile ink, fragile paper: to experience the many physical levels of a poem’s architecture. Since there is no top object, no bottom object, and no middle object, sheer coexistence is what there is. To write poetry is to…

16 5 / 2014

"Interpreting the book depends upon interpreting the blanks between the marks, letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, and pages. Is there something in the blanks, or nothing? How can we tell? Derrida, eat your heart out."

Timothy Morton ‘The Ecological Thought’ (via thehorizonsend)