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Theory

The scarcity of critical resources has been deployed as a rationale denigrating interpretative modes of knowledge in favor of a new, data-based empiricism. Renewed calls for math and science education drown out the ongoing perspectives and needs of the Humanities. No moment stands in more pressing need of theory than one that has so brashly militated for its irrelevance.

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The Love of What May Be Lost: Martin Hägglund’s Dying for Time

In his recent book Dying for Time, Yale Professor of Comparative Literature Martin Hägglund has articulated a philosophical understanding of our experience of life and death that he has developed over at least […]

Feb, 28

The Platonic Academy (On the Oscars and Contemporary Biopics)

Despite the allegedly minor status of the genre, a very high number of Oscars have gone to actors and actresses engaged in biopic performances in recent years. These biographical reenactments are regarded […]

Jun, 16

Truman Show Syndrome, Don Quixote, and Fiction

In recent years psychiatrists have begun to identify a new condition they are calling Truman Show Syndrome, after the 1998 Jim Carrey movie about a man whose life is the subject of […]

May, 31

The Taste for True Stories

The idea of a true story functions as a fantasmatic inducement almost without equal.  Movie studios like to green light projects that have a basis in actual historical events, and when they […]

May, 30

Call/Appel/征集/Ruf—for Submissions

    Feedback is a weblog publication of Open Humanities Press, a community of critics dedicated to writing at the generative interfaces between established disciplinary, institutional, and social territories and protocols. The […]

Apr, 29

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