Category Archive: Religion

We’re All Mad Here

Among the small (frankly, the dwindling) number of purely academic blogs that haunt the blogroll on the right, one of the hardiest survivors, along with Spurious in his infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering melancholy,… Continue reading

The Cat Is Not On The Mat

(x-posted to The Valve) The Valve’s John Holbo, in his most recent post on Jacques Derrida (to which I also referred in my previous post), added in the comments section a wonderful and… Continue reading

The Specter of the Name (For Jacques Derrida)

(x-posted to The Valve) To cite before the beginning is to give the tone through the resonance of a few words, the meaning or form of which ought to set the stage. -Jacques… Continue reading

Where I’m going, where I have been

I’ve been here and there in the blogosphere, so the absence of new posts is really an invitation to check out some fierce debates with remarkable writers. Thanks to all for your comments… Continue reading

Sir, That’s Not How It Works

Here’s a blog worth checking out: I Am Livid. I don’t have a perfect sense of the man and his manner yet — sometimes he comes across as just your ordinary grumpy wanker… Continue reading

Invitations and Promises, or Irony vs. Irony

(x-posted to The Valve) This piece is a response to a series of posts at OubliĆ© Sur La Carte that send up (“roast” was his term) my essay on Paul de Man. It… Continue reading

The Debate Over Theory at the Valve

Dear readers, If you’d like to read my contribution to the ongoing debate about the historical status of “theory,” check out the new post at the Valve. I also give a negative review… Continue reading

Keeping up with the Joneses

Two quick pointers: First, Brandon at Irrelevant Narcissism posted an angry response to Tomemos and I on the question of “Blog for Choice” day (pro-choice activism in the blogosphere). You can find his… Continue reading

The poem and the apocalypse, part one: Destructive fantasies

(x-posted to The Valve) Recently, a number of different bloggers have begun writing on imaginings of the apocalypse, a theme that continues to haunt popular culture and that has changed in focus since… Continue reading

Questioning the Court: Roe v. Wade

And Judah said to Onan, “Come to bed with your brother’s wife and do your duty as brother-in-law for her and raise up seed for your brother.” And Onan knew that the seed… Continue reading