Kaja Silverman, Harun Farocki: Speaking about Godard (1998)

28 October 2014, dusan

“Combining the insights of a feminist film theorist with those of an avant-garde filmmaker, these eight dialogues-each representing a different period of Godard’s film production, beginning with My Life to Live (1962) and ending with New Wave (1990), get at the very heart of his formal and theoretical innovations, teasing out, with probity and grace, the ways in which image and text inform one another throughout Godard’s oeuvre. Indeed, the dialogic format here serves as the perfect means of capturing the rhythm of Godard’s ongoing conversation with his own medium, in addition to shedding light on how a critic and a director of films respectively interpret his work.”

With a Foreword by Constance Penley
Publisher New York University Press, 1998
ISBN 0814780660, 9780814780664
260 pages



See also Farocki’s filmography and bibliography on Monoskop.

Georges Perec: Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (1974–) [FR, DE, EN, ES, GR, CR, RU]

26 October 2014, dusan

Georges Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this selection of Perec’s non-fictional work also demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility.

Publisher Galilée, Paris, 1974
125 pages

English edition
Edited with an Introduction and Translated by John Sturrock
Publisher Penguin, 1998
ISBN 0140189866, 9780140189865
96 pages
via thecryingroom

WorldCat (EN)

Espèces d’espaces (French, DJVU, 1974/1985)
Träume von Räumen (German, trans. Eugen Helmlé, 1994, 14 MB, Scribd)
Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (English, trans. John Sturrock, 1998, ARG)
Especies de espacios (Spanish, trans. Jesús Camarero, 1999/2001)
Χορείες χώρων (Greek, trans. Αχιλλέας Κυριακίδης, 2000)
Vrste prostora (Croatian, trans. Petra Matić, 2005, 43 MB, Scribd)
Prosto prostranstva: Dnevnik polzovatelya (Russian, trans. Valeriy Kislov, 2012, updated 2015-6-2)

Frederick G. Kilgour: The Evolution of the Book (1998)

25 October 2014, dusan

A concise book by the professor in library and information science who, in the late 1960s, helped to establish the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a worldwide consortium of library databases.

Writing from the perspective of history of technology, Kilgour investigates the book’s three discrete forms–the clay tablet, papyrus roll, and codex–before turning to the electronic book.

Publisher Oxford University Press, New York, 1998
ISBN 0195118596, 9780195118599
180 pages

Review (Robert J. Brugger, Technology and Culture, 2001)
Review (Bruce Whiteman, Huntington Library Quarterly, 1998)


PDF (12 MB)

Ada 5: Queer Feminist Media Praxis (2014)

25 October 2014, dusan

“Alexandra Juhasz’s work on feminist media praxis together with Aristea Fotopoulou’s work on contemporary digital media, feminism and queer studies structured the theme of this issue. We were interested in exploring what the concept of praxis could offer in our thinking about the intersections of gender, digital media, and technology. Praxis in both Marxist and in Arendtian political thought brings together theory, philosophy and political action into the realm of the everyday. Inspired from this premise, and continuing the conversations that started during the workshop, we focus here on the conditions for a queer feminist digital media praxis.” (from the Introduction)

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 5
Edited by Aristea Fotopoulou, Kate O’Riordan, and Alexandra Juhasz
Publisher University of Oregon Libraries
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
ISSN 2325-0496

HTML (at Fembotcollective.org)

Beatriz Preciado: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era (2008–) [ES, EN]

22 October 2014, dusan

“What constitutes a ‘real’ man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny.

In this analysis of gender, Beatriz Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of her own use of testosterone every day for one year, and it’s impact on her body as well as her imagination.”

Publisher Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 2008
ISBN 8467026936, 9788467026931
324 pages

English edition
Translated from the French by Bruce Benderson
Publisher The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2013
ISBN 1558618376, 9781558618374
427 pages

Interview (Ricky Tucker, The Paris Review, 2013)
Review (Marcie Bianco, Lambda, 2013)
Review (Johanna Fateman, BookForum, 2013)
Review (Deborah Harris-Moore, Make, 2014)
Commentary (McKenzie Wark, Public Seminar, 2013)

Publisher (ES)
Publisher (EN)
WorldCat (ES), (EN)

Testo Yonqui (Spanish, 2008)
Testo Junkie (English, 2013)

Recent comments
Recent entries
More resources