Below Jack Halberstam and Jane Bennett meet in a vibratory encounter designed not to explain or judge but to dilate, to influence, and to disorder.
They speak of desire and non-human worlds — and each will shift their two books, Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire and Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman into each other’s orbits and let shapes of a conversation emerge. Attending to process, luxuriating in profusion, they seek multitudes and migrations, and not force them into coherence or congruence.
Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Jane Bennett is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University. The moderator was Ken Wissoker, Director of Intellectual Publics and Senior Executive Editor of Duke University Press.
glad you liked it, reminds me to go back and take another look at Jack’s work on failure, think there may be some resonances with keller easterling on medium design but memory often fails.
You have always had an uncanny knack for finding such rich resources. I would be happy if you came back to SZ to continue posting relevant findings. Any possibility you’d be interested?
kind of you to offer thanks, I think Jane and Jack are making a lot out of what is actually very little (echoes of Deleuze & Guattari and Co.) and we don’t need to have that debate again so I’ll stick to curating arts with the hope of offering little moments of respite for people which is about what I think blog posting can effectively do in relation to our political economies/ecologies. peace, d
might be of interest
This couldn’t be more relevant to my current research. THANK YOU!! Anything like this, and things related to post-collapse adaptation thinking you come across PLEASE send them my way!! So appreciated.