Tag Archives: Slavoj Zizek

Chinese Baroque

The Chinese baroque is a nascent literary community generated through a planetary fashioning of figures. This spiritualizes the singularity of our separation in order that we may traverse a spiritual world. But this movement encounters difficulties because our separations are … Continue reading

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The Means of Literature

The concept of literature received attention in the decades following Maurice Blanchot’s books of the mid-20th century. Those books induced a suspension of generic segregations, which bifurcated the forms of linguistic communication and initiated adventures into unprecedented literacies. Such experimentation … Continue reading

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Hellenism in Cambodia

These days, I’m teaching Greek Classics at a high school here in Cambodia. Most of the planned activities have been attempted in previous years, though there is always uncertainty with repetition. Repeating Euripides in the age of social media requires … Continue reading

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Education and Teleology

A new school year begins next month, and I’ve been thinking about how to run my classes. Today I was reading some lectures on education by Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne in 1948-52. He complains that Jean Piaget’s structuralism was … Continue reading

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Cambodian Tourism

Recently a friend was telling me her plans to visit Cambodia. She said she wanted to visit the genocide museum, which is one of the main tourist attractions in this city. I find it’s intriguing how everyone goes there, and … Continue reading

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Old Ontology

I have some disdain for a prevailing boyishness that insists on irreligious anarchism. This is a way of going too far that was popularized by the perversity of Joyce, Proust, Barthes… the absence of master signifiers is the source of … Continue reading

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Chivalric Publishing

The future of publishing is an hysterical topic akin to religious apocalypse, alien contact, and other impending cataclysms. This bizarre issue is alternately disturbing and miraculous, and those with children would be well-advised to protect them from these matters. The … Continue reading

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