Category Archives: Feminist Theory & Its Applications

My Weekly Frustration-Week 15: Afrofuturistic Effective Affect Machines

This week we were to read Steven Shaviro’s, “Post-Cinematic Affect: On Grace Jones, Boarding Gate, and Southland Tales,” though we primarily focused on Shaviro’s discussion of Grace Jones in her music video ‘Corporate Cannibal’. What I took from this read … Continue reading

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My Weekly Frustration- Week 14 Affect Aliens & Directed Writing: It’s Okay, We’re All [Feminists] Here, Right?

Affective Pushback in the Land of the Free. Affect Aliens don’t need the social pacifiers of happiness and success; ideals construed within our disparate power relations then codified through subjection. *     *     * No, Affect Aliens don’t … Continue reading

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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 might be a far stretch from what we actually read, but the readings started me thinking about the gendering of particular queer … Continue reading

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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, Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity. It initially seemed like, within these eleven pages was EVERYTHING … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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. Generally, this topic is one that is challenging feminism’s linguistic turn. What I find it demanding of us is to recognize HOW … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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