Precarisation, Indebtedness, Giving Time To have no time, to tirelessly do more at once, to become increasingly flexible, to constantly change goals, plans, preferences—and to earn less and less. All this characterises neoliberal work and life. And furthermore, it describes central aspects of subjectivation in an economy of debt.
Further Reading Barla, JosefThe Techno-Apparatus of Bodily Production A New Materialist Theory of Technology and the BodyColumbia UP, 2019ISBN: 978-3-8376-4744-0What if the terms “technology” and “the body” did not refer to distinct phenomena interacting in one way or another? What if we understood their relationship as far more intimate—technologies as always already embodied, material bodies… Continue reading 33.2 | Exposition
“The Singular Falls Continually”: Queer Bodies out of Time in Nightwood This article argues that Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood (1936), despite partly subscribing to a Freudian model of homosexuality based on inversion, simultaneously demonstrates a concept of sexuality and identity that gestures outwards. Nightwood’s characters display excesses of meaning and are located outside of—rather than arrested… Continue reading 33.2 | Anneloek Scholten & Max Casey
Take Up Space/Know Your Place: On the Relationship Between Anorexia and Feminism This paper takes Emma Woolf’s memoir An Apple a Day as a case study to look at the relationship between feminism and anorexia. Reading the memoir in this context lays bare the ways in which the feminist model fails to understand Woolf’s lived… Continue reading 32.2 | Laureanne Willems
Words Matter: Friendship, Grief, and Maggie Nelson’s Reckoning with Loss In this essay, I explore how my friendship with the writer Maggie Nelson helped to sustain me in the two years immediately following a catastrophic accident that paralyzed me. In the years since, she has continued to help me reckon with profound loss, as her… Continue reading 32.2 | Christina Crosby
Fear and Pity, Pity and Fear: Rereading Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat in the Age of #MeToo Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat (1970) is often approached simply as a narrative puzzle. Examining it in relation to #MeToo rhetoric and recent work by feminist scholars including Kate Manne and Linda Martín Alcoff, as well as examining… Continue reading 32.2 | Timothy C. Baker
From Snap to Selfcare: Reading Feminism through Sara Ahmed and Phoebe Boswell How can we bring two feminist bodies of work that operate through different media into meaningful conversation with one another? Using Fournier’s framework of autotheory, we work through this question by reading Sara Ahmed’s critical theory and Phoebe Boswell’s creative practice connectively, tracing… Continue reading 32.2 | Emma Bond & Eleanor Crabtree
Delusional Girl: Genre and the Representation of Feminized and Feminist Subjectivity This essay compares the feminized subjectivity and agency that is represented in Lena Dunham’s 2014 coming-of-age memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’, to the more complex depictions found in the dramatic comedy of her fictional show,… Continue reading 32.2 | Eva-Lynn Jagoe