Collapse of the paradigm. Classroom Presentation: Afropessimism and the Status of the Subject Thursday, January 14th 2021 Orlando Patterson’s analysis of slavery in Slavery and Social Death is an explosion of the notion of slavery from its prevailing definitions in the general academic parlance. Patterson’s constituent elements of slavery argue against a consensus that understands […]Read More Collapse Of The Paradigm
Syllabus for hypothetical reading group of Winter 2021. Week 1-2: Fashion and Psychoanalysis Rikky Byrd, “On the ‘Black Designer’” Week 3-4: The Subject of Fashion Week 4-5: The Sex Which is Not Uniform Francisco J. Galarte, “The Crowns of Stuzo Clothing” Eva Hayward, “Don’t Exist” Week 6-7: The Libidinal Economy of Decadence David Marriott, […]Read More Fashioning Desire, Desiring Fashion Winter 2021
Homo Scientificus and The Maxim of “Life” Darwin’s post-Kantian revolution served to reify the inhumanity of Blackness that the modern grammar of representation had already imposed and presumed as early as 1684 in Francois Bernier’s A New Division of the Earth. Thus, in a gesture beyond deconstruction, Denise Ferriera Da Silva examines the axioms of […]Read More The Maxim of Life
You are Guilty by Association Everywhere. Everyone will find a way to detonate your name to destroy what you have made there is nothing to be done about this. Let it fall down Let it die a desperate death nothing here is worth being cherished nothing here is worth fake love. *** Lucifer, son of […]Read More Lucifer, son of the Morning
Starting 2021 after the Fall Semester, I have to/want to start reading some more of the books on my PhD Exam Reading List. So I created a reading syllabus out of some of the books I’ll be reading/having to read under the topic of “The Anti-Fashion(ing) of Desire.” The majority of the reading is psychoanalytic […]Read More The Anti-Fashion(ing) of Desire: Readings I, II & III
Whilst now in today’s contemporary, planetarily extended, post-colonial, post-Fifties/Sixties, neo-Liberal moment, these Human Others to Man2, include the now institutionalized Welfare Mom/Ghetto “Black” Others (including their Trailer-Park Trash, Wigger “White” counterparts) as the extreme expression of the category of the non-Breadwinning “planet of the slums” Jobless Poor and, at the world-systemic level, of the category […]Read More Rural Wiggers
(Paper Presented at Wake Forest University, Tuesday, July 21st 2020) In Baudrillard, you find a post-modern announcement of the death of the Real. And while incredulity towards the possibilities of determining the Real – especially within the confines of the operative solidity of Modern narratives of Enlightenment – was gestured to and by many of […]Read More On the Prospect of Black Baudrillard: Notes on the Precession of Simulacra
[T]he black Atlantic has always been the queer Atlantic… Omise’eke Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic” Running the risk of angering my black brothers, I shall say that a Black is not a man. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks And if we are at a new beginning, we got to make a man all over […]Read More What Is A Black Man?
What you want your drugs to do is take away the feeling of feeling alive. No one’s going to understand. Who cares. I wrote this for junkies and addicts. What you want your drugs to do is take away the pain of Being itself. To build a catacomb inside the tomb of Life. To build […]Read More In Dedication to Drugs, Laughter, and The Meaningless Things That Keep Us Here
The Conservative and The Liberal gather together in the ruined streets of Minneapolis urging for peace. It has never been more clear that such an urgency is a matter of returning to White comfort in the dismay of black rage and yet, the refined reader states, “The Families of [Insert Slaughtered Person] are requesting that […]Read More Apocalypse Now! Apocalypse Forever!