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Bobbi Lurie: Hashtaglingerz

Bobbi Lurie: Hashtaglingerz

Detail of Partial Truth, Bruce Nauman, 1997 by Bobbi Lurie send me your comments against a piece i didn’t write and i’ll write the piece according to your comments #callforsubmissions * Lois McEwan @LoisMcEwan 6m @BobbiLurie so if truth makes you suicidal, what lies make you want to live? #callforsubmissions Lois McEwan @LoisMcEwan 15m @BobbiLurie…

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Drink

Drink

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Bobbi Lurie: Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Men

Bobbi Lurie: Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Men

by Bobbi Lurie Dear Russell Bennetts, editor of Berfrois. After seeing the god-awful Season Six finale of Mad Men, I have decided to throw away my television set. Here is a tweet I posted immediately after watching it: Bobbi Lurie ‏@BobbiLurie n-n-n-nnooooooooo …. not the “redemption” thing ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ no.…

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MEGA Marx: Berfrois Interviews Jonathan Sperber

MEGA Marx: Berfrois Interviews Jonathan Sperber

by Russell Bennetts Jonathan Sperber is a social historian and Curators’ Professor of History at the University of Missouri. His most recent publication is Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life. Russell Bennetts is the editor of Berfrois. Berfrois Was Karl Marx an anti-Semite? Sperber Historians are notoriously reluctant to give yes-or-no answers to any question, and…

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Comprehensively: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn

Comprehensively: Berfrois Interviews Melissa Benn

by Russell Bennetts Melissa Benn is a British journalist and writer. She has written for The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Marxism Today and many other publications. Her most recent book is School Wars: The Battle for Britain’s Education.            Berfrois Is the comprehensive dream over?            Benn Well yes and no. I think the easy…

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For the Articles: Berfrois Interviews Carrie Pitzulo

For the Articles: Berfrois Interviews Carrie Pitzulo

by Russell Bennetts Carrie Pitzulo is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of West Georgia. Her current book, Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy provides a social history of the magazine.            Berfrois How radical was Playboy for postwar America?             Pitzulo I’m not sure I would use the…

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Always Already Derrida: Berfrois Interviews David Mikics

Always Already Derrida: Berfrois Interviews David Mikics

by Russell Bennetts David Mikics is a professor at the University of Houston and writes on Renaissance literature,  twentieth century poetry and fiction, continental philosophy, and literary theory. His published works are on ideas which range from pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton to individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche. His current book, Who Was Jacques Derrida? provides a summary…

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Playing the News: Berfrois Interviews Simon Ferrari

Playing the News: Berfrois Interviews Simon Ferrari

by Russell Bennetts Simon Ferrari is a doctoral student in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He recently co-authored Newsgames: Journalism at Play with Ian Bogost and Bobby Schweizer. Simon blogs about gaming at Chungking Expresso. Berfrois            What are Newsgames? Are they closer in nature to journalism or video games? Ferrari           …

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Uncloseting Drama and Fag Hags: Berfrois Interviews Nick Salvato

Uncloseting Drama and Fag Hags: Berfrois Interviews Nick Salvato

by Russell Bennetts Nick Salvato is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Cornell University. His first book, Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance will be published by Yale University Press at the end of November.  Currently Nick is working on a second book, tentatively entitled Performing Waste Management: A Century of Trash Aesthetics. Berfrois What…

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Berfrois Interviews Gabriel Josipovici

Berfrois Interviews Gabriel Josipovici

The first thing to be said is that to define Modernism in any way at all is to take a stand. In that it is like Romanticism. You cannot write a ‘history of Romanticism’ or of Modernism, because you cannot stand above it on some neutral vantage-point.

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From ‘Borderline Fortune’ by Teresa K. Miller

From ‘Borderline Fortune’ by Teresa K. Miller

I don’t listen for you now, your crow step, / so eager to say my own piece. How does it / start. The ants came to tear my house down.

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Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Spectatorship

Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Spectatorship

Thanks to Instagram and all its metastasized relations, nowhere is so far off the beaten path we can’t experience it visually…

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Calliope Michail Reviews AWP

Calliope Michail Reviews AWP

I’ll begin at the beginning of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) instigated adventure. Today we had to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch our 10-hour flight to Seattle.

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Craft beer and cucumber water pours from kitchen taps…

Craft beer and cucumber water pours from kitchen taps…

In march 2017, the New York City–based editors and writers of The Atlantic moved to a WeWork office in Brooklyn. I remember our first morning vividly…

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Humanity had conquered time…

Humanity had conquered time…

Wells was onto something. The Victorians had already been thinking about the mathematical qualities of extra dimensions, but with the discoveries of Einstein.

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Is The Wolf of Wall Street ironic?

Is The Wolf of Wall Street ironic?

Via From London Review of Books: Asked for his response to those critics who saw in The Wolf of Wall Street an undiluted celebration of the bad life – drugs, sex, money, jewels, a very large yacht and expensive suits – Leonardo DiCaprio said: ‘If they don’t get the irony of it, sorry.’ He was…

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Remnants of a Residential Ruin

Remnants of a Residential Ruin

From a map of Epping Forest, c.1876 From 3:AM: The structure had called my attention on several occasions. On walks through the Snaresbrook suburb in which it sat I would often peer through the locked gates and contemplate its use and history. It was not, as one local account had suggested, a disused cattle shed,…

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Monarchist

Monarchist

From Eurozine: Barack Obama’s updated version of the so-called war on terror has received a free pass from most US political and legal scholars. To be sure, civil libertarians and liberal voices on the editorial pages of the New York Times have pilloried Obama for his failure to fulfil what appeared to be heartfelt 2008…

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