Monthly Archive: May, 2007

This Isn’t A Creative Commons Thing, It’s More Of A Copyright Thing

We have a name now, finally: The Outtakes. We have a bassist and two vocalists (one of them is also the bassist). Our influences are Madonna, Rammstein, and James Brown. Applications welcome.

The Debate Over Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism

Dear readers, Below is a really long comment that I wrote about Jessica Valenti’s new book, Full Frontal Feminism, which sucks. It’s been sparking a lot of debate all over the blogosphere. Among… Continue reading

Nietzsche’s Unexpected Feminisms: Iphigenia, Helen, and Penthesilea in Derrida’s Spurs

(x-posted to The Valve) If you’re into this sort of thing, what follows is a close reading of Trojan allusions in Jacques Derrida’s study of Nietzsche, Spurs. There is a pay-off: Derrida discovers,… Continue reading

Well, That’s Awfully Nice

Eileen Joy, one of the driving forces behind the terrific medievalist blog In The Middle, has had the astonishing kindness to cite me in a paper delivered at the 42nd International Congress on… Continue reading

Dooce Is Just The Beginning

Dear readers, I’d like to start getting ideas from other places besides the academic blogosphere. The academic blogosphere is part of the intellectual blogosphere, but it also bears the mark of dusty halls,… Continue reading

The Solution Is The Soapbox

The conversation about art, pleasure, discipline and craft is afoot at The Valve, and I thought I’d reprint my long comment from there over here, redacted slightly. I like how it ends. -JK… Continue reading

The Assault on Hedonism, Part 2: Nietzsche, Pater, Marcus

(x-posted to The Valve) At the end of my last post on hedonism, I wrote: “At least, since we have to start somewhere, to start by tackling the relationship between consumption and pleasure,… Continue reading


Dear readers, Akismet thinks I’m a spammer right now, because of the post on pr0n. So, when I comment on WordPress blogs, the comment gets swallowed up as spam. I’m going to try… Continue reading

The Assault on Hedonism, Part 1: Plutarch

(x-posted to The Valve) This morning, as I was rummaging in my fridge for celery, tomato juice, and raw eggs, it occurred to me that an all-out attack on the “permissive hedonism” of… Continue reading

You See, This Is Why We Lose

So there I was, doing nothing special, drinking strawberry juice, when a friend (who knows I’m teaching Discipline & Punish this quarter) sent me an article from the Canada Globe and Mail about… Continue reading