Tag Archives: Deleuze

Book Review: Testo Junkie (Beatriz Preciado)

I have a book review of Beatriz Preciado’s Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era in the next issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Here is a digital version to peruse–be sure to read the whole issue … Continue reading

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Difference and Repetition (Video)

This performance flows from a collective reading group in which Chrissy Nadler and I, bit by bit, read Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. Originally performed at the 2014 Cultural Studies Association annual meeting, it has since been converted to a digital project. … Continue reading

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TSQ 1.3, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly continues its exciting project of creating a home for transgender studies with its second issue, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary, edited by Aren Z. Aizura, Trystan Cotten, Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata, Marcia Ochoa, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz. I am so pleased to … Continue reading

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The Value of the Future (II): Materialism and the Child in Queer Theory

Is queer theory undergoing a materialist turn? For a field born in many ways out of literary studies, textual deconstruction, and epistemological interrogation, questions of materialism, labor and capital accumulation have understandably had a difficult time getting sustained attention. So … Continue reading

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2014: The Year of Political Masochism?

I began 2014 exhausted online. As I believe I tweeted at some point last year, 2013 was a year in which my lingering case of what the Public Feelings Group would call “political depression” lifted, mostly out of anger over … Continue reading

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The Human is Not a Prosthetic Being, III: Race is Technical

I have followed with interest, and write about in a forthcoming essay on race and technology in transgender studies, the Deleuzian project of the critical re-ontologization of race in the humanities, notably in Amit Rai’s wonderful formulation, “race racing.” But … Continue reading

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Accelerating Childhood and the Value of the Future™

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. But a wonderful thing to invest in. This slogan greeted me the other day on a bus stop in Manhattan. “Better Futures™” is a simulated stock option that capitalizes quite literally on … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie

Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, trans. by Bruce Benderson (New York: Feminist Press, 2013). I eagerly awaited the English translation of Beatriz Preciado’s intoxicating volume that blends high-theory biopolitical diagrammatics with a piercing bio-technical-auto-fiction … Continue reading

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We are Not Cyborg Subjects, We are Artisans

This post flows out of the wonderful time I had at SLSA13, particularly a book panel on Thomas LaMarre’s translation of Muriel Combe’s book, Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual (MIT 2012).  The discussion we had with Steven Meyer, Hugh … Continue reading

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What are Little Kids Made of, in Theory?

Over the past six weeks of this serial essay I have taken up what I consider to be some of the most important conceptual frameworks through which to think the generation of children, particularly in relation to their adult others.  … Continue reading

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