Peter Coviello is the author of four books, including Tomorrow’s Parties, Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs, and, most recently, Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism. He is Professor of English at UIC, and he lives in Chicago. It’s been a big media week for many-decades-departed French intellectual […]
by Sonny Liew for Bunker Bloggers (originally published on the author’s FaceBook page on March 16, 2020, reblogged by permission of the author) “Baffled Bunny & Curious Cat” by award-winning artist, Sonny Liew, based in Singapore, depicts how Covid-19 temporalities and the exigencies of queerantine care are played out in different sites around the world, in […]
By Debarati Sanyal, guest contributor for Bunker Bloggers In this time of coronavirus, Albert Camus’s classic The Plague (1947) has shot to the top of literary charts. Set in Oran, a city in formerly French Algeria, the postwar novel opens on a swarm of rats emerging from their lairs to die in the streets, harbingers of the mass […]
By Damon R. Young for Bunker Bloggers “It is not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, an image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation.” -Walter Benjamin, The […]
By Eng-Beng Lim for Bunker Bloggers “We are able to invent safe sex because we have always known that sex is not, in an epidemic or not, limited to penetrative sex. Our promiscuity taught us many things, not only about the pleasures of sex, but also the great multiplicity of those pleasures.” — Douglas Crimp, […]
That feeling when…every dystopian novel you have ever enjoyed, read and reread is suddenly happening in your own neighborhood! While my mind immediately turned to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring, Neville Shute’s On the Beach, Camus’s The Plague, the book I was actually reading when I […]
José Quiroga From the onset, lawyers for the plaintiff argued that “Ronell created a false romantic relationship between herself and Reitman and by threat of, among other things, not allowing him to advance his Ph.D., asserted complete domination and control over his life.” The link between this “false romantic relationship” and the domination she exerted […]
This is not social justice feminism. It is rather a shift from neoliberal carceral feminism (beefing up the criminal justice system to “protect” women), to the privatization of feminism (a reliance on corporate boards to dole out consequences).
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I argue that Castile’s death is not a failure of policing or a constituent of crime anxiety. Rather, Philando Castile was killed by our obsession with growth, and in particular, the middle class’ reliance upon property values for economic security.