We Don’t Deserve Her: A Reflection on Wonder Woman

Contains spoilers. Please don't read if you haven't seen the film. For EHG, MW & all the other real world Amazons. Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I’m sick beyond cure to have lived on to see it. You and I, the ornaments of our generation should have been spared … Continue reading We Don’t Deserve Her: A Reflection on Wonder Woman

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A Machine For Thinking The Unthinkable: H.P Lovecraft and Karl Barth’s Das Nichtige

To talk of a theological Lovecraft may initially strike the aficionado of weird fiction as an exercise in futility. In his personal writing, Lovecraft reveals a deeply held atheism and critical work has always acknowledged what S.T Joshi refers to as his cynical materialism. Lovecraft himself opined in 1919 that ‘there is a real restfulness … Continue reading A Machine For Thinking The Unthinkable: H.P Lovecraft and Karl Barth’s Das Nichtige

REVIEW: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace

Nolen Gertz: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2014. 218 pp $87.39 hb Conflict, many would argue, is intrinsic to the relational nature of humanity and as such is a vital topic for philosophical thinking. From the Indian epic of the Mahabharata and … Continue reading REVIEW: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace

Aesthetics and Late Capitalism

“There is a boundary to men’s passions when the act from feeling; none when they are under the influence of imagination”Edmund Burke – Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs   From Kant through to Heidegger enlightenment philosophy has placed a high virtue upon the realm of the aesthetic and even today in a … Continue reading Aesthetics and Late Capitalism

The Madwoman in the Attic, The Madman In Your Head

I've always had an interest in more modern incarnation of Gothic culture and texts. However, with a thesis that focuses on the 19th century this will be my final post for a while on modern Gothic TV. The following is based of the text of a paper I gave at the Gothic Manchester Festival Conference held … Continue reading The Madwoman in the Attic, The Madman In Your Head

The Culture Wars of Neo-Liberalism: On GamerGate and the Author

“It has been understood that the task of criticism is not to re-establish the ties between an author and his work or to reconstitute an author’s thought and experience through his works and, further, that criticism should concern itself with the structures of a work, its architectonic forms, which are studied for their intrinsic and … Continue reading The Culture Wars of Neo-Liberalism: On GamerGate and the Author