Vol 3, Issue 4 Foucault’s Method Today

Volume 3, Issue 4 Foucault’s Method Today:

“Foucault’s Method: Introduction to Issue”, Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw
“Notes on the Concept of Hyper-subjectivity—Foucault, Lacan, Illouz”, Rey Chow and Austin Sarfan
“Foucault v Freud: Unthought, Unconscious, and Kant’s ‘Rhapsody of Perceptions’”, Henry Krips
“Contemporary Implications of Michel Foucault”, Jean Allouch
“Post-Truth and the Controversy over Postmodernism. Or, was Trump Reading Foucault?”, Saul Newman
“Reassessing the Productive Hypothesis: How Foucault Taught us to Think About Sex and Self”, Christopher Breu
“Foucault after Baudrillard”, Rex Butler
“Flayed Bodies and the Re-turn of the Flesh: Foucault and Contemporary Gendered Bodies”, Talyor Adams and Rosemary Overell
“Lacan avec Foucault: Reflections on Monstrosity”, Leilane Andreoni, Manuella Mucury, Jorge e Adeodato, Rodrigo Gonsalves (former members of ‘Monstrosity’)
“The Glory of Nicocles: Foucault’s Greeks and the Inegalitarian Underside of the Professional-Managerial Class”, Matthew Sharpe
“Caesar’s Tear; or, Paedagogia Interruptus: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Neoliberal University”, Phillip Wegner
Epistème la gris: Foucault and Psychedelic Neoliberalism”, Nathan Gorelick
“Postmodern Ressentiment, or the Virtue of ‘Voluntary Inservitude’ in the Age of Identity Politics”, Zahi Zalloua
“Foucault’s Apophasis: Beyond Modernity, the Real”, Mark G. E. Kelly
“The Foucault Fiasco Plague: Frugality, the Gaze, and the Return of Postmodernism”, Clint Burnham
“Foucault’s Marxism”, David Pavón-Cuéllar


“On Some Questions Prior to any Possible Treatment of Lacan’s Theory of Discourses as Political”, Lorenzo Chiesa
“’Kant with Sade’: on the Relationship between the Moral Law and Jouissance in the Ethics of Psychoanalysis”, Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker and Patricia de Campos Moura
“Farewell”, Saitya Brata Das
“Tricks with Transference: Naming in a Post-Truth World”, Warwick Tie

Notes on Contributors


Vol 3, Issue 3, December 2021 – Music: Aesthetic and Praxis

Volume 3, Issue 3 Music : Aesthetic and Praxis

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Introduction – How Knowable is Music?, Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw
A Voice Resounds”, Jean-Luc Nancy
Sonic Anti-Correlationism and its Limits: Thinking Quentin Meillassoux with William Basinski”, Christopher Breu
Silence, Subversions, Sound-bothering, and Swans”, Eve de Castro-Robinson
Globokar, or the Effort to Write Materialist Music”, Slavoj Žižek
Music and Thought: A Composer’s Reverie”, Linda Catlin Smith
On Musical Sense”, Jean-Luc Nancy
Staging Liquid Modern Communities in Monteverdi’s Orfeo”, Gregory Camp
The Trembling of the Sensible: Another way to Think Musical Autonomy”, Vladimir Pinheiro Safatle
Nasty Gap and Lovely Suspense: Thinkable and Hearable Music in the Middle Ages”, Silvan Wagner
Voicing the Real in Extreme Metal”, Rosemary Overell
Sandcastles in Sound: Memory and Popular Music on the Shores of Oblivion”, Martin Pogačar
Critical Sonic Practice: Decolonizing Boundaries in Music Research”, Leila Adu-Gilmore
Archephonai: The Dangers of Music”, James Martell
Music about Music in Postmodernity: or, Adorno Comes Alive!”, Andrew Cole
A Few Degenerate Thoughts”, Boris Benko
Thinking Music as Divine Gift”, Gerald Liu
The Sound is the Music – From Shamanism to Quantum Sound”, Panayiotis Kokoras

Conversations: Music Performance/Making/Thinking

Music is Nothing… Perhaps?: A Conversation between Riki Gooch (NZ) and Reuben Derrick (NZ)
Vibrating Notes and Noise: A Conversation between Susan Alcorn (USA) and Reuben Derrick (NZ)
Instant Composing – Playing Your Arse Off!: A Conversation between Peter Brötzmann (Germany), Reuben Derrick and Cindy Zeiher (NZ)


Psychoanalytic Seriality as Media Theory: From Freud’s Couch to Yours” Ryan Engley
A Question of Infrademocracy: A Conceptual Approach to the ‘Radicality’ of Democracy” Andreas Beyer Gregersen
Malallegories of Reading: Three Ghosts and a Spectre in Hamlet, Jameson, and Lacan” Sigi Jöttkandt
Remembering Weimar”, Kathleen James-Chakaborty


Universalism and Identity” by Todd McGowan
Reviewed by Brett Nicholls

The most important book most of you will never read–or, ‘doing the continental’. Sweet Dreams. The story of the New Romantics. From club culture to style culture” by Dylan Jones
Reviewed by Mike Grimshaw

Notes on Contributors

Vol 3, Issue 2, January 2021 – Thinking Sin: Contemporary Acts and Sensibilities

Volume 3, Issue 2 Sin

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Mike Grimshaw, Cindy Zeiher – Introduction: Thinking Sin Today 
Ted Stolze – Backsliders, Opportunists and Renegades: A Contribution to a Pauline Marxist Theory of Sin
Carl Raschke – Sin and Justice: Healing the Breach Between Theology and Political Philosophy
Jon Mills – Apocalypse Now
Rodrigo Gonsalves, Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker, Ivan Estevão – Neopentecostalism as a Neoliberal Grammar of Suffering
Larelle Bossi – Sin as the Abandonment of physis & the Serpent-Mother Goddess
Hugh Connolly – Ecological Sin: Novelty or Necessity?
Henrietta Mondry – Dialectics of Sin: snokhachestvo Incest in Maxim Gorky’s Fiction
Dominik Finkelde – Abjection Accomplished – On Jouissance as an Ontological Factor
Hollis Phelps – Enjoying All Things in Common: Toward a Theology of Hoarding


Lorenzo Chiesa – Anthropie: Beside the Pleasure Principle

Debates and Controversies

Thomas Raymen, Tereza Østbø Kuldova – Clarifying Ultra-Realism: A Response to Wood et al.
Mark A. Woods, Briony Anderson, Imogen Richards – Notes on Ultra-Realism: A Response to Raymen and Kuldova


Dany Nobus – When Words Fail. A review of Wittgenstein and Lacan at the Limit: Meaning and Astonishment, Maria Balaska (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
Benčin Rok – World in the Rear-View Mirror – A Review of Worldlessness After Heidegger: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction. Roland Végső (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020)
Geoff Pfeifer – Ilan Kapoor, Confronting Desire: Psychoanalysis and International Development (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020)
Ekin Erkan – Consensus Vide Convention – Review of David Lapoujade, William James: Empiricism and Pragmatism Convention (Duke University Press, 2020).  [note: this item has been retracted. please contact the editors for more information]
Sotiris Panagiotis – Review of Ted Stolze, Becoming Marxist. Studies in Philosophy, Struggle, and Endurance
Inaim Rawia – Review of Greg Burris, The Palestinian Idea: Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination, (Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2019)
Cat Moir – Review of Adrian Johnson, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism Volume 2: A Weak Nature Alone (Northwestern University Press, 2019)
Amy Hickman – A review of David Newheiser, Hope in a Secular Age: Deconstruction, Negative Theology and the Future of Faith

Mike Grimshaw, Cindy Zeiher – Notes on Contributors 


**Please note a correction to Dominik Finkelde’s article was published on 18th Feb. 2021. This article has been updated. 

Vol 2, Issue 4, September 2019 – A Dedicated Reading of Todd McGowan’s, ‘Emancipation After Hegel’

A Dedicated Reading of McGowan’s Emancipation After Hegel

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw – ‘Introduction: How Can We Think of Hegel as Emancipatory?’

Slavoj Žižek, ‘Hegel, Retroactivity and the End of History’

Russell Sbriglia ‘Emancipating Hegel: Synthesis, History, and the Example of Whitman’

Florian Endres, ‘Towards a Materialist Theory of Art’

Anna Kornbluh, ‘The State of Contradiction’

Jon Mills, ‘Psyche as Inner Contradiction’

Fabio Vighi, ‘The Hegelian Moment: from the Withering Away of Labour to Work as Concrete Universal’

Clint Burnham, ‘Hegel without Lacan: on Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel’

Jan Völker, ‘ The Margins of Contradiction. On Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel’

Goran Vranešević, ‘First as Speculation then as Emancipation’

Rick Boothby, ‘Lacan’s Thing with Hegel’

Mike Grimshaw, ‘Ruptured by Love…? A Radical Theology Annotative Encounter with McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel’

Matthew Flisfeder, ‘The Apostle of Reason: Hegel and the Desire for Universal Emancipation in the Twenty-First Century’


Todd McGowan, Review of Samo Tomšič, The Labour of Enjoyment: Towards a Critique of Libidinal Economy, Berlin: August Verlag, 2019.

Marcus Quent, Review of Jan Völker (Ed.), Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy, London: Bloomsbury, 2019.

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

Vol 2, Issue 3, January 2019 – (What does it mean to) Think the Novel?

(What does it mean to) Think the Novel

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Introduction – Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw 

Nancy Armstrong – The Contemporary Disposition of the Novel

Slavoj Žižek – Beckett as Writer of Abstraction 

Henrietta Mondry – Jewish-Christian encounters, suicide and transitory spaces in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Trollope’s Nina Balatka

Roland Végső – A World Without the Novel

Rex Butler – Henry James: To Love is to Double

Philip Sayers – Zadie Smith’s and Judith Butler’s Novelistic Inconsistencies

Nathan Gorelick – What Is the Novel? The Fundamental Concepts of a Literary Phenomenon

Victor E Taylor – Michel Houellebecq’s Novel Precarities: Literature That Leads Nowhere

Tim Themi – Bataille, Literature, Happiness, and Evil

Mauro Ponzi – German Difference: Ostalgie as a form of Cultural Identity in Unified Germany

Antonio Viselli – This Novel will Self-Destruct: André Gide’s, The Counterfeiters

David Ferris – Time and the Narrative of Memory in Sebald’s Austerlitz

Michael Grimshaw – A Dance to the Death of God: The Novels of Anthony Powell.

Dossier and Interventions

Duane Roussele – The Little objet a of Anarchist Philosophy

Victor Lund Shammas and Tomas Holen – Leaving the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with McKenzie Wark


Victor Lund Shammas – Critical Remarks on Axel Honneth’s, The Idea of Socialism

Notes on Contributors

Vol 2, Issue 1, June 2018 – Interpassivity

Robert Pfaller’s Interpassivity

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Cindy Zeiher & Mike Grimshaw, The Impractical Interpassive: Introduction to the Issue on Robert Pfaller’s Interpassivity

Jan de Vos, Fake subjectivities: Interpassivity from (neuro)Psychologization to Digitalization.

Tereza Kuldova, Interpassive Phenomena in Times of Economic Subordination: From Self-playing Games via Cryptocurrency Mining to Dressing Up in Subversion

Mike Grimshaw, Interpassivity: The Necessity to Retain a Semblance of the Mundane?

Silvan Wagner, How to Become an “edelez herze”: Interpassivity and the Art of Playing the Game of Collectively Received Narratives (not only) within the Middle Ages

Jennifer Friedlander, Interpassivity: Bonds of Pleasure and Belief

Gijs van Oenen, Robert Pfaller: Theorist of Public Grace

Gabriel Tupinambá, Other Others: Further Remarks on Transferential Materialism

Nicol Thomas,  Interrogating Interpassivity: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

David Khan, Interpassive Anti-aesthetic

Rodrigo Gonsalves, Interpassivity and the Uncanny Illusions of our Daily Lives

jan jagodzinski, Interrogating Interpassivity

Robert Boncardo, Interpassivity and the Impossible: From Art to Politics in Pfaller’s Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment

Alfie Bown,  Interpassive Online: Outsourcing and Insourcing Enjoyment in Platform Capitalism

Henry Krips, Ideology and its Pleasures: Althusser, Žižek & Pfaller

Rodrigo Gonsalves, Book Review – Spinoza and Hegel – Substance and Negativity Gregor Moder 

Notes on Contributors

Book Reviews

Victor L. Shammas, Notes on Guy Standing’s, The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay.


Vol 1, Issue 4, October 2017 – 150 Years of Capital

150 years of Capital

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher



Cindy Zeiher, Mike Grimshaw, Introduction – Rethinking Marx’s Capital, Vol 1

Michael Heinrich, 150 Years of Capital-with No End in Sight. Unsystematic Remarks on a Never-ending Story

Silvia Federici, Notes on Gender in Marx’s Capital

Moishe Postone, The Current Crisis and the Anachronism of Value: A Marxian Reading

Jacques Bidet, Capital as read by Moishe Postone: Alchemy or Astrology?

Riccardo Bellofiore, Between Schumpeter and Keynes: The Heterodoxy of Paul Marlor Sweezy and the Orthodoxy of Paul Mattick

Patrick Murray, Jeanne Schuler, The Commodity Spectrum

Agon Hamza, Re-reading Capital 150 years after: some Philosophical and Political Challenges

Roland Boer, Interpreting Marx’s Capital in China

Martha Campbell, Marx’s Transition to Money with no Intrinsic Value in Capital, Chapter 3

David Neilson, Re-situating Capital Vol. 1 beyond Althusser’s epistemological break: Towards second generation neo-Marxism

Geoff Pfeifer, The Question of Capitalist Desire: Deleuze and Guattari with Marx

Adrian Johnston, From Closed Need to Infinite Greed: Marx’s Drive Theory

Circle of Studies of Idea and Ideology (CSII), Organization and Political Invention

Guido Starosta, Fetishism and Revolution in the Critique of Political Economy: Critical Reflections on some Contemporary Readings of Marx’s Capital

Graham Cassano, Capital, Gender and the Machine

Fred Moseley, M- C- M’ and the End of the ‘Transformation Problem’

Natalia Romé, Anachronism of the True. Reading Reading Capital

Todd McGowan, The Particularity of the Capitalist Universal

Bruce Curtis, A Sesquicentennial of Capital: Marx, Mandel and Methodological Musings

Ted Stolze, Beatitude: Marx, Aristotle, Averroes, Spinoza

Rebecca Carson, Fictitious Capital and the Re-emergence of Personal Forms of Domination

Ali Alizadeh, Marx and Art: Use, Value, Poetry

Jason Read, Man is a Werewolf to Man: Capital and the Limits of Political Anthropology

Mark P. Worrell,  Daniel Krier, The Organic Composition of Big Mama

David Norman Smith, Sharing, Not Selling: Marx Against Value

Mike Grimshaw, Proof-texting Capital via the ‘short-circuit’: a religious text?

Book reviews

Robert Boncardo, Universal Life: A review reading of The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Fiction | Jacques Rancière

Gabriel Tupinambá, Totalization as critique: a review of Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology|David David Pavón-Cuéllar

Notes on this issues’ contributors