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When Species Meet
3.93
"I am not a posthumanist; I am who I become with companion species, who and which make a mess out of categories in the making of kin and kind" (19). ( ...more
Aug 13, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
57
The Ecological Thought
4.00
"The position of hunting for anthropocentrism is anthropocentrism. To claim that someone's distinction of animals and humans is anthropocentric, becau ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
55
Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism
3.89
My first Badiou, and it would feel as if it were my first Paul, had it not been for my fundy upbringing. This is a Paul freed from the "religious thau ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
36
Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida
4.02
Been a few months since I finished it, but I remember enough to highly recommend it for anyone doing work in animal theory. Unlike Acampora's Corporea ...more
Aug 17, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
26
The Animal That Therefore I Am
4.21
Of course I'm going to use my review to promote my own work on animals and posthumanism. See my "How to Make a Human," Exemplaria 20.1 (2008): 3-27 (a ...more
Jun 11, 2008
May 24, 2008
 
46
What Is Posthumanism?
3.59
If you've been reading Wolfe, you've already read this. Comprising articles on Bjork and psychoanalytic theory, systems theory, critical animal theory ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
52
Prince of Networks: Bruno LaTour and Metaphysics
3.87
No time to write an elaborate review. But YES this strikes me as a very good introduction to Latour, a great take down of Heidegger's ultra-humanism, ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
39
Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud
3.90
"When philosophy conceives the essence of being as Logos, it is already the Logos of domination--commanding, mastering, directing reason, to which man ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
66
Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence
3.86
needs more phenomenology. we don't live our lives all at once. for this reason, the balance-sheet method to calculating whether existence is a good or ...more
Apr 2012
May 22, 2012
 
53
Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth
4.22
Impressions follow:

Pretty thin stuff after reading in object-oriented philosophy over the last few days. Via Deleuze, Grosz thinks in binaries: inside
...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
 
18
An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory
3.87
It has all the virtues of Culler's Very Short Introduction except extreme brevity. By far the best introduction I've read so far that breaks 120 pages ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
70
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
4.03
obviously needs to be updated to take the Occupy Movement into account and especially OCCUPY SANDY, which satisfies many of the demands he makes in hi ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
22
Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments
4.08
Three things I love here, above all else: a) the collaboration, and the refusal to disentangle themselves from it when others demanded that Horkorno c ...more
Apr 08, 2008
Mar 30, 2008
 
15
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
3.64
I loved that Culler organized the work thematically rather than by critical schools. Given that many of the best theorists overlap in many fields--is ...more
Dec 25, 2007
Dec 20, 2007
 
48
Specters of Marx
3.97
I mostly concur with this review.


If, as one of the reviewers below notes, Specters of Marx concerns methodology (or deconstruction as a whole) rather
...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
 
49
The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: The Middle Ages (Volume 2)
5.00
If you, whoever or whatever you might be, can't wait for this review to appear in The Medieval Review:

The several reviews of the 2005 hardcover printi
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Aug 13, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
 
50
Opera's Second Death
3.70
My only serious complaint is that the book doesn't treat Massenet's Thaïs. Imagine what Žižek and Dolar could have done with this?! My only other comp ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
56
At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean
4.25
Cthulhu fhtagn.

For an excellent review, not by me, see here.

I'm glad I read this. Complaints first: Mentz's approach to Shakespeare is through Shakesp
...more
Jan 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
45
Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide
3.79
So far the best single guide I know. The Bennett and Royle is superb, but they to often resort to the suspended law of non-contradiction. Waugh, by co ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
44
Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence
4.03
"Today it is particularly senseless that the meaning of war and its horror--as well, obviously, as its terror--should still be entrusted to the perspe ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 01, 2009
 
59
Circus Philosophicus
3.44
The human Graham Harman travels the surface of the earth, inspired by encounters with other cosmopolitan intellectuals to create parables to retell an ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
54
The Sublime Object of Ideology
4.06
Odd to come at this after having already read a fair amount of Zizek (Parallax View, Desert of the Real, Violence, Enjoy Your Symptom!, Plague of Fant ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
64
Alien Phenomenology, or What It�s Like to Be a Thing
3.49
Look, everyone doing theory: a VERY fine book can be done in fewer than 200 pages. Use this as a model in future, especially if you want to be read.

So
...more
Apr 2012
May 22, 2012
 
69
Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self
4.00
Be sure to read this book's other Goodreads review, by user sdw: it's excellent. Also read Levi Bryant's appreciation.

Profs, if, for some reason, your
...more
May 28, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
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The Typological Imaginary: Circumcision, Technology, History
4.40
At 104 pages of body text, way too short. A conclusion, wrap up, epilogue: whatever it would be called, some final material would have been very welco ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
58
Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures
3.47
I'm giving this four stars only because the poor construction of the e-book. Footnotes need to link to notes to be useful.

A record of a developing min
...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
41
Animal Others
4.40

No time for a thorough review. I can only quote a few favorite passages and also praise this collection for doing everything a philosophical animal st
...more
Jun 12, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
23
Of Hospitality
4.06
I'll provide a more substantial review later, but can I just lodge a complaint about the 'Liquid Sky' jacket photo of JD? I'm considering pasting over ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
42
Violence
3.89
Worth rereading. Much of this has likely been said elsewhere (and not only in Zizek's works--e.g., his point from The Parallax View that not poetry bu ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
30
Other Animals (2.2. of PhaenEx)
5.00
I count this special issue of PhaenEx as a book because I think it's the best anthology on animal theory I've yet read. Look here for sustained discus ...more
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
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