My Weekly Frustration- Week 12: Listener Discretion Advised.

This week we continued our discusion of sound, though we focused more specifically on the gendering of sound.

This has become a daily struggle. I know I’m not alone. 

My Weekly Frustration- Week 11: (Trying) to Understand Culture & Theory Through Sound, and Vice Versa.

This week we explored the concept of sound within black culture and black feminism. The piece I found most intriguing was Weheliye’s, “Outro,” from his book, …

Quiet Thoughts Made Explicit: Acknowledging Existential Crisis Within the Academic Industrial Complex

Quiet Thoughts Made Explicit: Acknowledging Existential Crisis Within the Academic Industrial Complex

I’m sitting here in the middle of the night, staring at my computer screen. I wish I could sleep, or find rest, or pause because I’m just so tired of trying. I’m tired of hoping that I at least touch one life at a time, when my own life is slipping through the cracks. I am but a number within this discipline I’m so ambivalently drawn to, with the knowledge of a seemingly futile future. I keep…

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My Weekly Frustration: Week 9- Cyborg No More: We. Are. Artisans.

This week, we explored the issue of technology within the bigger ‘New Materialism’ subject heading. We were to read Wilk’s, “Where Looks Don’t Matter and Only the Best Writers Get Laid,” and Gill-Peterson’s blog post, “We are Not Cyborg Subjects, We are Artisans.” 

My Weekly Frustration: Week 9- Cyborg No More: We. Are. Artisans.

This week, we explored the issue of technology within the bigger ‘New Materialism’ subject heading. We were to read Wilk’s, “Where Looks Don’t Matter and Only the Best Writers Get Laid,” and Gill-Peterson’s blog post, “We are Not Cyborg Subjects, We are Artisans.” 

My Weekly Frustration: Week 8, New Materialism- “Discourse is Not a Synonym For Language…”

After last week’s (not so) Spring Break, we are back and on a new subject entitled, New Materialism.

My Weekly Frustration: Week 8, New Materialism- “Discourse is Not a Synonym For Language…”

After last week’s (not so) Spring Break, we are back and on a new subject entitled, New Materialism.

My Weekly Frustration: Week 7, The Last Week of Discussion on Neoliberalism

My Weekly Frustration: Week 7, The Last Week of Discussion on Neoliberalism

I will begin by saying wow, what a powerful ending to our exploration of neoliberalism!

We were assigned the introduction and chapters 4-5 of Jared Sexton’s, Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism. Sexton is a pretty awesome speaker, check out one of his lectures here. Even though there is SO much here to discuss, I’m not going to even attempt all of that.…

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My Weekly Frustration: Week 6. Yeah Right, I’ll DEFINITELY Keep THIS One Brief…

My Weekly Frustration: Week 6. Yeah Right, I’ll DEFINITELY Keep THIS One Brief…

My mind went ALL OVER the place during these readings, and I am finding it hard to separate them in my head, which is creating general difficulty in doing so in this medium. I’ll give it a shot:

_Jasbir Puar_

General Synopsis:

Puar uses this piece to…

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My Weekly Frustration: Week 5 -AKA- MORE on Imaginative Spaces

This week, we had to read a bit on Tiqqun, and a little aside about that particular reading. There are a couple of things I’d like to attend to stemming from our assigned readings. 

1. Faadism- (Tiqqun, 25) This is one of the issues I found was important.…

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