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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
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ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
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Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
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Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
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ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
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Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

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   ISSN (Print) 0190-3659 - ISSN (Online) 1527-2141
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  • Editor's Introduction
    • Authors: De Boever A.
      Pages: 1 - 3
      Abstract: This is the editor's introduction to boundary 2's special issue about the work of Bernard Stiegler. It provides a brief, general background for the publication of the special issue, as well as a short overview of some of the themes covered.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725821
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • The Proletarianization of Sensibility
    • Authors: Stiegler, B; De Boever, A.
      Pages: 5 - 18
      Abstract: Throughout the twentieth century, the development of technologies—of what Walter Benjamin calls "mechanical reproducibility"—led to a generalized regression of the psychomotive knowledges that were characteristic of art amateurs. This regression was made possible by a machinic turn of sensibility that led to a proletarianization of the amateur so that the latter, having lost his or her knowledges, became a cultural consumer. These questions confront us today in a time in which a second machinic turn of sensibility is taking place. This second turn is made possible by digital technologies, through which just about anyone can access technologies of captivation, postproduction, indexation, diffusion, and promotion—technologies that were, until now, industrial functions that were hegemonically controlled by what I have called the psychopower of marketing and the culture industries. This new machinic turn of sensibility—which is no longer analog but digital—leads to a renaissance of the figure of the amateur, that is to say, to a reconstitution of libidinal energy which, after being systematically canalized and rerouted by consumerist organization, ends up putting in place an economy of drives, that is to say, a libidinal diseconomy.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725833
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Kant, Art, and Time
    • Authors: Stiegler, B; Barker, S, De Boever, A.
      Pages: 19 - 34
      Abstract: How is individuation possible when all knowledges are transmitted by machines? Is wanting "to be a machine" the ultimate articulation of this limit question? As for us, living as we do in the age of a new machinic turn of sensibility (the digital turn, which coincides with the end of mass media that are dying in a globally and industrially organized regressive movement in which the technical, transitional object becomes monstrous and pathetic), we will encounter a new age of care in which the amateur is the exemplary figure—traversing, as such, the field of contemporary art, producing exhibitions such as Amateurs, organized by Ralph Rugoff at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, or Enthusiasts, organized by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandoska at Chelsea College, London, or the installation by Michel Gondry at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. This new epoch opens up a new organological age that requalifies amateurs as practitioners as well as critics. But the practitioner of art is first of all a critic, if it is true that to practice is to discern. This is why we must try to understand, both here and in my third and final text, "The Quarrel of Amateurs," what the past, present, and future of the amateur actually are—that is, the connection between critique and desire, if it is true that amateur derives from "amor," love.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725845
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • The Quarrel of the Amateurs
    • Authors: Stiegler, B; Hughes, R.
      Pages: 35 - 52
      Abstract: In my third and final lecture, I consider the conflict opposing Denis Diderot to Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières, Count de Caylus, on the faculty of judging works. The contemporary critic Jean-Louis Jam has called this conflict "the quarrel of the amateur." I examine how this conflict anticipates from the eighteenth century, but in a kind of reversal in advance, the ambiguous fate in which criticism decomposes into philistinism—and in which the cultivated philistine comes to be interested and circumspect, and to repeat, with a serious, portentous air, "This is interesting ... this is interesting." With Diderot and the Encyclopédie, the Amateur becomes a figure on which there weighs a suspicion that imposes itself first insofar as the amateur represents a privilege typical of the ancien régime. But it also weighs on the amatorat, the bourgeois class of amateurs, as we shall see with Roland Barthes, and precisely as this bourgeois class, as an amatorat that is both philistine and cultivated. As for us, the hermeneuts of the twenty-first century, all more or less philistinized perhaps, mystagogues, mystifiers, and mystified, no longer believing in either myths or their demystification, we know now that we have come to know a new, quite uncultivated philistinism, though believing itself quite cultivated, and rather worse than that of all those bourgeois: a philistinism proper to our own time, a "bobo" philistinism, getting its honey from the buzz.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725857
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Unwork and the Duchampian Contemporary
    • Authors: Barker S.
      Pages: 53 - 78
      Abstract: The implications of Bernard Stiegler's critique of the amateur are far-reaching for art, aesthetics, and critical thought. In the three lectures on aesthetics published in this special issue, Stiegler explores those implications and their relation to the amare—the loving that is etymologically at the root of the word amateur—that is required for art-work. For Stiegler, Marcel Duchamp is an exemplar of this work precisely because of his libidinal discourse with art, most evident in the readymades, referred to by Stiegler as "not a burning scandal but something like a mute surprise." This essay reconsiders the nature of Duchamp's love affair with art as désamour, or lovelessness, in which work ceases to be work and art is "trans-formed" into "anart." Duchamp's trajectory from the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 of 1912 and the infamous Fountain of 1917, the period Stiegler addresses, is complex and worth tracking, not from 1912 but from 1910, with the transitional Bilboquet, in which the very nature of art-making is interrogated. Nothing less than the nature of art and the love of art are at the heart of this adventure. Following Duchamp's path from Bilboquet onward yields insights into both Duchamp's désoeuvrement and Stiegler's pivotal concern with the pharmakon. Duchamp is thus revealed as his own best "mute surprise," his own most provocative artwork, and the key to his lasting contemporaneity.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725869
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Proletarianization, Deproletarianization, and the Rise of the Amateur
    • Authors: Dillet B.
      Pages: 79 - 105
      Abstract: In this article, I present the three forms of proletarianization found in Bernard Stiegler's work: the proletarianization of the producer, the proletarianization of the consumer, and generalized proletarianization. In the lectures included in this special issue, Stiegler refers to the proletarianization of sensibility, which belongs to this last form of proletarianization. I attempt to contextualize this new work in relation to Stiegler's past work on political economy, as well as some of his political positions about capitalism as a social organization. I explain where the notion of proletarianization gets muddled, and I also compare his position on new forms of capitalism to the influential work of André Gorz. Following Stiegler, I call the underlying political project of deproletarianization that he has developed "protentional politics." I turn more specifically to the underdiscussed notion of "tertiary protention" and question its place in Stiegler's thought. Finally, I also explain why Stiegler's turn to the figure of the amateur, especially in the third lecture in this issue, is strategic in thinking of deproletarianizing practices.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725881
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: BS and BB
    • Authors: Ross D.
      Pages: 107 - 123
      Abstract: Bernard Stiegler's account of aesthetics is rooted in André Leroi-Gourhan's concept of exteriorization, Gilbert Simondon's concept of individuation, and Edmund Husserl's concepts of retention and protention. Cinema takes up a singular place in this account, both in terms of its resemblance to the structure of consciousness itself, and in terms of its location at the intersection of the technical and the oneiric. Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt is a film through which it is possible to understand not just that cinema functions as an element in an ideological and consumerist system, as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer already argued, but pharmacologically (in Plato's sense). The pharmacological character of Contempt can be demonstrated through its manifold recapitulations of cinematic and literary history, including Alberto Moravia's novel, Homer's Odyssey, and quotations from Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Johst, and Dante, among others. If such an analysis shows that our problem today is less the technicization of the image than its industrialization, then the present and future of this problem lies between the conjoined threats of the televisual and the pornographic.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725893
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Compression in Philosophy
    • Authors: Galloway, A. R; LaRiviere, J. R.
      Pages: 125 - 147
      Abstract: This essay superimposes technical definitions of data compression onto philosophical discussions of aesthetics. Two basic approaches are addressed: abstract compression and generic compression. The first, outlined well in the work of Bernard Stiegler, concerns the classic phenomenological and metaphysical debates around expression, revealing, representation, mimesis, and the "extensions of man." The second, rather ill-defined thus far, deals with a different set of concerns: encryption, obliteration, unilateral determination, irreversibility, and generic humanity. With the theme of compression in hand, this essay offers an alternative reading of Stiegler's aesthetic theory on the grounds that it is not yet compressive enough.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725905
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Dare to Care: Between Stiegler's Mystagogy and Foucault's Aesthetics of
           Existence
    • Authors: Cohen E.
      Pages: 149 - 166
      Abstract: Both Michel Foucault and Bernard Stiegler underscore the importance of "care" as a political and philosophical value. This article juxtaposes Stiegler's embrace of "mystagogy" and Foucault's use of "psychagogy" in order to suggest why each of these thinkers dares to care.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725917
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Bernard Stiegler, Philosopher of Desire?
    • Authors: Hansen; M. B. N.
      Pages: 167 - 190
      Abstract: Excavating Bernard Stiegler's post–Technics and Time writings, this article questions not whether Stiegler's basic approach to the human-technics coupling that is central to his thought is correct, promising, or indeed imperative but whether the terms on which he theorizes it are adequate for engaging with the contemporary operation of technics. My excavation focuses on the concept and operation of desire, which comes to the fore in Stiegler's writings from the mid-2000s onward, as (together with memory) the fundamental characteristic of human becoming. As we explore the concept/operation of desire and the theorization of technics in terms of the libidinal economy that it undergirds (as presented, for example, in the three lectures that are published in this special issue), the fundamental question will be the following: Does the endorsement of desire and libidinal economy provide a viable remedy for what Stiegler has astutely diagnosed as the capture of available brain time? Or is it rather more of a throwback to a moment of cultural history (and of the theorization of culture) that has now been superseded, in large part, because of technical advance?
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725929
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • On the Origin of Aisthesis by Means of Artificial Selection; or, The
           Preservation of Favored Traces in the Struggle for Existence
    • Authors: Moore G.
      Pages: 191 - 212
      Abstract: Much is made of Charles Darwin's concept of natural selection, but Bernard Stiegler has developed a theory of artificial selection that is arguably every bit as important for an understanding of human life, and the life of the mind and aesthetics, in particular. Building on work by the paleoanthropologist André Leroi-Gourhan, Stiegler argues that humans evolve biologically insofar as they are animals, but they become human only through technics. Through tools, we are able to take hold of our own future by reconstructing environments to which we are maladapted and by preserving values that we choose to privilege over and above adaptive fitness. These tools also transform the field of our experience, de- and refunctionalizing our biological organs in a way that enables the body to interpret and be interpreted differently. Perhaps the most prominent example of this transformation of the body by technics is to be found in the unconscious, which comes into existence through the reorganization of the plastic brain by cultural systems of tool use. Our aesthetic preferences are not simply biologically hardwired but stem from our unconscious inheritance of the culturally transmitted and artificially selected codes of symbolic order.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725941
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Impossible, Unprincipled, and Contingent: Bernard Stiegler's Project of
           Revolution and Redemption
    • Authors: Colebrook C.
      Pages: 213 - 237
      Abstract: Bernard Stiegler's corpus is at once a diagnosis of the human organism's capacities and incapacities in relation to technè at the same time as it couples this organology with the refusal and affirmation of a properly human technological life. His work is at once destructive of any notion of human autonomy at the same time as it laments a certain automatism of the human in its captivation by the very systems that enable its ongoing life. Differing significantly from other forms of deconstruction that posit a possible future in a formal opening that is made possible by any repeatable text (such that to repeat a text is to allow for its transformation), Stiegler locates the pharmakon in a specifically inorganic relation the human bears to itself as an organism. In order to function as a relatively stable and autonomous self, the human must be open to inscriptive systems that are as incapacitating as they are enabling. This leaves the problem of the decision regarding the future as at once ungrounded while also bounded by the archive of the human species.
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725953
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Arche-Cinema and the Politics of Extinction
    • Authors: Cohen T.
      Pages: 239 - 265
      Abstract: This essay places Bernard Stiegler's conception of arche-cinema in contact with the era of climate change and the impasse that it presents to the American Left today. It views Stiegler's thought as a post-anthropocene writing project yet asks whether the "proletarianization of the senses" it battles has not been irreversibly accomplished in last man culture and the disaffected society of hyperindustrial ecocide. Stiegler's foremost tool for engaging this endgame—his brilliant deployment of Gilbert Simondon (supplemented by an effaced Jacques Derrida)—might, in this case, be suspended: for the latter keeps open the promise of a "transindividuated," adoptive community or we, which can reset care, attention, the long term, and advance new technologies of the spirit. One must turn instead to the darker side of Stiegler's thought, literally in the cave before the artifice and projection of "light," which are the hypomnemata, or inscriptions, themselves. The progressivist and utopist styles, and weak messianism, which defined twentieth-century critical projects, themselves fueled the ecocidal trajectory. Any future war over inscriptions, the last perimeters of which bots now probe, is forecast in the two types of "climate change" cinema one finds today. At the point where "cinema" completes a trajectory that started, for Stiegler, in the cave paintings, we not only find ourselves delivered to a disarticulated biosphere and ecocidal acceleration, but return to arche-cinema to disperse how the "senses" themselves have been engineered in what can be called the cin-anthropocene era. Using Stiegler's opposition between a cinema of stereotypes and one of traumatypes, I trace how this might be applied to what I call a cinematic politics of extinction in today's "consciousness industry."
      PubDate: 2017-01-05T07:02:33-08:00
      DOI: 10.1215/01903659-3725965
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 1 (2017)
       
 
 
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