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.
In our previous post we showed how Christopher RayAlexander’s account of the poetics and politics of professional wrestling suffered from two lacunae: (1) an unwillingness to engage with manner in which the […]
If Hegel was correct in asserting in the Philosophy of Right that “the owl of Minerva begins its flight only with the onset of dusk,”  my previous argument as to the […]
We actually started writing this essay on November 2, 2016. For the previous few weeks, we’d been discussing how our own work on the ontology of professional wrestling intersects with Christopher RayAlexander’s […]
Key terms. Work: 1) An event meant to perpetuate a story line. 2) To make someone believe something. Shoot: An event that presents a truth that seems to challenge or […]
How do you relax at the end of a long day? Chances are you do something so commonplace to many of us that we seldom pause to think how strange it is. […]
NOTE I started writing the attached FERGUSON AYOTZINAPA DICTIONARY while on de facto paternity leave, in lieu of being able to work on larger projects, often writing with my right hand while holding […]
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is a profoundly disorienting mash-up of recovery and loss, creation and destruction, holding on, letting go, righteous indignation, and if you’re not careful, some self-criticism, remembering, as well […]
This September marks the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and three years since the official opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, located in the footprint of the former World Trade towers. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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