Musings of an Inappropriate Woman: The secret to... →
Studying what I do (young people, sex and identity), people sometimes ask me, “Rachel, what types of people have the most sex? Are there any patterns?” My research being qualitative (about people’s reflections on their own experiences) rather than quantitative (about measuring stuff) and… And yet we still have those ‘lucrative’ areas of applied psychology still trying to...
finalised course outline, srsly!
What is ‘Contemporary Philosophy’? Introducing Slavoj Žižek! (Course Outline; Johnston, ‘Preface’ in Žižek’s Ontology, pp. xiii-xix; Parker, ‘Yugoslavia - To Slovenia’ in Slavoj Žižek, pp. 11-35) SCREENING: The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema part 1 What is Freedom? Schelling on Freedom’s Origin (Žižek, ‘Schelling-in-itself’ in Žižek Reader, pp. 251-267;...
k-punk: Infantilizing children →
I’m a few days late, but k-punk has an excellent (if brief) criticism of what’s so disturbingly off-kilter (read: normalised) about Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
You have to wonder how the distracted, failing parent became such a ubiquitous...– Essay - The Parent Problem in Young Adult Lit - NYTimes.com I find Julie Just’s position on Neil Gaiman’s Coraline a little bit optimistic. Isn’t the appeal of the button-eyed parental doppelgangers based in their ability to solicit the desire of Coraline, wherein Coraline wonders...