Monthly Archives: June 2012

“FULL CIRCLE: LOOPS OF TIME/JOINING THE THREADS:A MEDITATION IN STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS” . BY STEVEN BENSON

Spectres….Ghostly images….Austerlitz remembering his recovered past… Derridean and Blochian”traces” of the past, made manifest through spectral rememberances in the present/future….hauntology of ideologies, with their traces still extant in the present(Derrida on the ghostlike inheritance of Marx)…Ostalgie: people in ex- Soviet … Continue reading

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HOMOSOCIALITY(MALE BONDING): HOW IT IS PROPPED UP AS POWER AND DOMINANCE BY HOMOSPECTRALITY:A POLITICAL PERPECTIVE. BY STEVEN BENSON

{see also previous post on homospectrality} People laugh at the “big words” but homosociality is merely a word for “male bonding”, socilaizing between members of the same sex(“homo” is “same”). Society rests, to a large extent,on a system whereby male(sometimes … Continue reading

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WHAT IS HOMOSPECTRALITY AND HOW TO AVOID IT!BY STEVEN BENSON

HOMOSPECTRALITY: 2 DEFINTIONS 1.Usually used in critical theory in reference to Henry James, especially stories like “The Beast in the Jungle”, but can be applied to James’ personal life; also in Gothic fiction, eg “Lady Audley’s Secret”(Mary Elizabeth Braddon):in the … Continue reading

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“HOW TO RECONCILE/MEDIATE THE “MINOR” POSITION(DELEUZE) WITH LIVING IN A HEGEMONICALLY HETEROSEXIST WORLD AND COME OUT EQUAL”:BY STEVEN BENSON

Well,1. I WANT a POSITIVE “minor”, that is gay male, identity. 2. But, I want to avoid the dangers of being PERCEIVED as clothing myself in a “victim identity”/victim identity role(ie, gay people as “minorised”, ie abject subjects or even objects). … Continue reading

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MY RE-TERRITORIALIZATION(DELEUZE) OF LIVERPOOL: A POEM, BY STEVEN BENSON

Lark Lane Bold Street Stanley Street: MY streets; MY cafes; The Psycho- Geography And Landscapes That are Part of ME. RECLAIMED From the Detritus Of my Past. ………………………………………………………………….. MY Liverpool

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