Report on the Encounter of the Pont Freudien with...
The 30th Encounter of the Pont Freudien was a great success, even though it opened with a lecture where failing was at the heart of the matter. Patrick Monribot talked indeed about ‘contemporary sexual life’. The public presented numerously for Montreal: about sixty people were present, amongst them many young people. Many of them came for the first time, attracted by the subject and later...
1. The universe is regular and predictable. 2. Energy is conserved and always...– Brain Makeover | Science Cheerleader LOL I wonder what my humanities students would create in comparison? Great Gatsby Hausen Magazine?
Introductions again; a reflection on Lacan
It’s that time of the year again when sessional academics everywhere praise their good fortune for scoring a handful of media studies courses to teach over the Christmas/New Year break from regular university teaching. I say ‘good fortune’ but really I’ve got my tongue in my cheek: these courses are the primary means of exploitation by both universities and casual academic...
The course covers a variety of profound topics and themes you’d find in advanced...– The Intelligence of Zombies | Geek Anthem And all of that ‘academic/zombie freedom’ in the assessment would make it absolute hell to mark.
The virus is also present among the overworked reserve army of sessional...– Zombies in the Academy I have a meeting on Thursday that is an attempt to get out of the ‘reserve army of sessional minions’ and into the ‘secretive cells of idealistic academics’. The trick will be to gauge the appropriate level of foresight and willingness relative to my...
Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the...– A cousin’s facebook status I’m pretty sure this particular cousin of mine is a little bit paranoid.
Wars in the Marrow: CBT v Freud
Last week the debate between CBT and psycho-dynamic therapy was once again relaunched on the back of a sizeable new study supporting the long-term effectiveness of the latter psycho-dynamic therapy that derives its “talking cure” from Freudian metapsychology. Of course, everything has its critics. The story in the Sydney Morning Herald offered a weird economic rationalism as a...
Every character/persona has its pathos
A Vegan No More | Voracious →
The problems listed here are problems that I’m very aware of even though I’m omnivorous. There is no norm to be had with any diet; they always come with their own line of dietary health issues. My advice to anyone out there is: respect your food and what and where it comes from, learn something about it and you might find it both more enjoyable and more beneficial to your life.
So, do you feel unanalyzable?
friendlystereo: This is a followup to my last post…for those who don’t like to read. Watch! While the final outcome brought welcome resolution and closure, I wonder about what the production of this clip says to us at the level of its signs. There are no women in the clip except for the victim. This might seem moot but the fact that her ‘dead body’ is the object that fascinates the...
CFP: Humanities and Technologies Review
CALL FOR ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS HTR is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal, published annually, of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Generally, HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. All disciplines are welcome. For the Fall 2011 edition (volume 30), we are looking for article submissions and reviews of books in the following tracks:...
rachelhills asked: Thanks! I thought it was a pretty balanced article all up. I particularly agreed with what Anne Hollands (always a voice of reason - I've interviewed her before) and Bettina Arndt had to say.