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HAPPINESS.THE OTHER BOOKSHOP:TANGENTS AND EXPLORATIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

It is Sunday time; it is liminal time. The man in the coffee-tasting emporium ( a rather-aporically-pleasant bastion of {bourgeois}capitalism):- he liked Kafka:) He REALLY liked Kakka; he really did. A serendipity, on the ramparts of the bastion. He was … Continue reading

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({self}NARRATIVE)POINTS OF VIEW;AND “NECK”. FOR LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. WORDCOUNT C 250.BY STEVEN BENSON

POINTS OF VIEW 1. My/your OWN,individual (self) narrative; mediated by: 2. The interface/interference of heteronormative assumptions. 3. “I am gay”, I SAY{“deal with it”}; they say: “You are always going on about being gay”. POINTS of view, some oppressive and … Continue reading

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“WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME”(PIERCEY). WHY THIS IS SUCH A GREAT BOOK. BY STEVEN BENSON

This book will move you, engage you and shock you.   It is the only (vaguely) sci-fi book I have ever really enjoyed. It makes Le Guin’s “Left Hand of Darkness” pale into¬† (polemical) comparison. It SAVAGES, albeit advisedly so, … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS AND LINKS:INTRA-DIALOGICALITY; THE CONSTRUCTION OF MASCULINITY;FEMININE ECRITURE AND ECRITURE CUIR; AND “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”(USED PEJORATIVELY).BY STEVEN BENSON

Where to start? Events and books prompt these thoughts/links; and reading “In One Person”(Irving, 2012). …………………………………… To define: 1.INTRA-DIALOGICALITY. The internal dialogue, in each of us-sometimes leading to cognitive dissonance, sometimes an acceptance of the different strands of the self/selves- … Continue reading

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SPECTRAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY AND HAUNTOLOGY:LINKS.BY STEVEN BENSON

HAUNTOLOGY-this comes from Derrida’s “Spectres Of Marx”(1993).it is a complex concept aligned to the derridean idea of the “trace”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trace_(deconstruction).it Is the idea that, for instance the spectres/hauntology of Marx’s original thought have become “undone from time”; that is, the remants … Continue reading

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A DRAFT SAFER SPACES POLICY/GUIDELINES. OBVIOUSLY UP FOR DISCUSSION!.STEVEN BENSON

1.WHY is there a need for a safer spaces policy? Because we live in an unequal, normativising, sometimes prejudiced world, where , for example, women, lgbt/queer people, people from ethnic minorities(these are only examples!)sometimes experience verbal abuse/harrassment, marginalisation,fear of being … Continue reading

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