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Haunting the Queer Spaces of AIDS: GLQ 19, 3

I have an essay in the newest issue of GLQ, the abstract of which follows: Haunting the Queer Spaces of AIDS: Remembering ACT UP/New York and an Ethics for an Endemic This essay considers the mutation of the temporality of HIV/AIDS in … Continue reading

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The Spacing of Anxiety: An Affective Passageway

Is it possible to be annihilated by a place? By a feeling? When a space becomes a place through taking shape in an affect, a decomposition of the self, through the body.  Paralysis.  Crumpling, electrifying, pulling tense, taught. How is … Continue reading

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Love, Not Actually

Surprise: the end of semester has signaled a return to reading psychoanalysis (isn’t it the perpetual return?) and in particular a return to the problem of thinking love.  I’ve been reading across texts authored both by practitioners and theorists of … Continue reading

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Ironic, Awkward, Flat: Genres of Endurance in Late Liberalism (From the TV Archive)

Television is a machine that entrains sociality through genre as habituation to certain modes of endurance in the otherwise painfully unbearable intimacy and inadequacy of the everyday in late liberalism.  The TV archive, here, is not flippant, nor even only … Continue reading

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Anxiety Diary: Theory of a Sunday Afternoon

There is an uncomfortable lusciousness to the event-ness of certain feelings: anxiety produces a spatiotemporal quality of spreading, thick.  After a certain point, no matter how fast you move, how much energy you invest (and you will be exhausting yourself … Continue reading

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