Methodological Masturbation

By Rosemary Overell Logging on to Twitter late last week, a series of cryptic posts were summoned by my scrolling finger – mostly anchored in the hashtag #AcademicChatter Knowing references were being made to ‘that article,’ ‘this article,’ and, finally, simply ‘the article’ by academics, particularly in the humanities and social sciences field. It seemedContinue reading Methodological Masturbation

‘Peace at Last’: Subjective Destitution and the End of Analysis in Peaky Blinders

By Jack Black Such a subjective destitution entails the possibility for a radical form of separation, paving the way to the real being of the subject, son ‘être du sujet’. (Verhaeghe 2019, 378). … the remainder that as determining his division brings about his fall from his fantasy and makes him destitute as subject. (Lacan,Continue reading “‘Peace at Last’: Subjective Destitution and the End of Analysis in Peaky Blinders”

Nature’s Conspiracy: Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Cindy Zeiher A surprising number of human beings are without purpose, though it is possible that they are performing some function unknown to themselves. — Marion (Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock). What is the desire of my hysteric? It is what opens what I would not say is the universe, but a whole wideContinue reading “Nature’s Conspiracy: Picnic at Hanging Rock”

Trapped by the Bad Infinite: Film Noir Against Contemporary Capitalism

By Ryan Engley Perhaps it is not surprising that an Orson Welles film provides Classic Hollywood’s most enduring visual metaphor for life under contemporary capitalism. The surprising thing is that this metaphor comes not from Citizen Kane but the comparatively less heralded Lady from Shanghai. In it, Michael O’Hara (Welles) becomes infatuated with Elsa BannisterContinue reading “Trapped by the Bad Infinite: Film Noir Against Contemporary Capitalism”

No Book Tables, Badges, or Bios: LACK Interview

The following is an interview that took place over email in March 2021. LACKers Matthew Flisfeder and Russell Sbriglia asked the LACK Central Committee members, Hilary Neroni, Jennifer Friedlander, Henry Krips, and Todd McGowan, about their thoughts on the origins/formations of the LACK conference, its influences and approaches, and potential goals coming down the roadContinue reading “No Book Tables, Badges, or Bios: LACK Interview”