Monthly Archive: November, 2007


(x-posted to The Valve) I am melancholy to think of the moment in which this gorgeous, sunset-toned film appears. Every frame of it is washed in romantic pastels, an opulence that alone made… Continue reading

ACLA 2008: Literary Character at the Threshold of the City

Dear readers, The comparativists among you may want to consider joining me for a seminar at this year’s American Comparative Literature Association conference, in the gritty, glamorous city they call Long Beach. My… Continue reading

Zizek the Embarrassment

(x-posted to The Valve) “Resistance is Surrender” –Headline of Slavoj Zizek’s new article for the London Review of Books There is a telling moment in the film Zizek! where Zizek discusses his own… Continue reading

(Radio Interview) These Cats Aren’t Laughing Out Loud

(x-posted to The Valve) (The following are excerpts from a recorded interview between Terri Gross and Lion-O, the young lord of the Thundercats. It was originally aired on National Public Radio and its… Continue reading

Academic Blogging Revisited

(x-posted to The Valve) Dear readers, It’s been a little more than a year since I began blogging under my own name, began contributing to The Valve, and generally took my first steps… Continue reading