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    A Type of House-Paint for All Weathers.Nicholas Birns - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):1-3.
    Criticism on the work of John Kinsella is made particularly lively by the fact that Kinsella himself practices so much criticism, and self-criticism, in his poetry, fiction, and essays. This can ma...
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    The Scrub of Vicissitude: The Experimental Fiction of John Kinsella.Nicholas Birns - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):124-134.
    John Kinsella’s achievement as a poet has overshadowed his fiction. But his narrative accomplishment is a considerable one. Whereas his poetry is usually classified as either experimental or “dark pastoral,” the fiction evades these kinds of categorizations. This essay delineates Kinsella’s fictional oeuvre, from the estrangements of his short stories to his recent series of short novels, novellas, and full-length novels, all of which feature a protagonist who is a version of himself, a Kinsella manqué, deployed against various speculative futuristic, (...)
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    On Genre.Thomas Bristow - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):104-112.
    Paradoxically, loss is the only unconditional possession possible in elegy. A deep understanding of this phenomenon is to be found in long prose forms and lyricism of contemporary Australian writers. Turning the history of literature – from the Medieval to the contemporary – into a body of work more relevant to our ecological plight, in Kinsella’s corpus genres are consequences of textual events operating within an organic totality. This totality deconstructs the reference point for elegy: loss as the condition of (...)
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    Co-Authoring Communitas : Resistance as Counter-Valence in John Kinsella’s Shared Texts.Dan Disney - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):69-80.
    John Kinsella remains Australia’s most militant, morally cognizant naysayer, and his oeuvre is an archive of precepts running counter to master narratives of place. This essay re-reads Benjamin’s notion of the artist as cultural producer against the grain of Esposito’s etymological excavations of “community,” and frames Kinsella’s steady output of co-authored books as not only a mode of nomadic munificence but no less than a kind of formative guerrilla poetics. Pairing with poets, rock stars, others to extend his anti-capitalist project, (...)
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    Poetry and “Post-Mabo Lysis”: John Kinsella on Property and Living on Aboriginal Land.Kieran Dolin - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):32-42.
    John Kinsella is an important literary witness to the acknowledgement of native title in Australia, and Indigenous rights more generally. His writings also bear witness to continuing forces of resistance to those rights in Australian society. This paper traces Kinsella’s engagement with the Mabo case, the 1992 legal decision that recognised native title as part of Australian law, and rejected the fiction that Australia was terra nullius at the time of British colonisation. Focusing on “Graphology: Canto 5” and other texts, (...)
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    John Kinsella, International Regionalism, and World Literature.Yanli He - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):81-91.
    This article focuses on the question of John Kinsella’s invisibility in World Literature from the perspective of his International Regionalism. First, it compares the similarity and difference between Kinsella and Joseph S. Nye’s international regionalism, and pinpoints the development of Kinsella’s IR from Disclosed Poetics, Activist Poetics, Spatial Relations to Polysituatedness. Second, it concentrates on analyzing the background of Kinsella’s IR through three kinds of ideologies: veganism, anarchism, and pacifism, in order to mark the unique identity problem of Kinsella – (...)
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    What Lies Beneath: John Kinsella’s Graphology Poems: 1995–2015.Paul Hetherington & Cassandra Atherton - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):55-68.
    John Kinsella’s three-volume Graphology Poems: 1995–2015 constitutes a major and shifting set of poetic statements. Partly a discontinuous poetic chronicle of life in Western Australia’s Avon Valley, they are also an investigation of ways in which an activist poetry may inscribe aspects of being, self and experience while protesting against environmental challenges and degradation. As these poems sprawl in many directions and express overlapping preoccupations, and as they emphasise the unsettled and unstable while affirming what has a continuing importance, so (...)
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    The Kinsellaverse.Tony Hughes-D’Aeth - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):4-7.
    John Kinsella’s poetry returns again and again to the landscape of the Western Australian wheatbelt. The wheatbelt is a region that was suddenly and violently re-made by capital in the service of cereal and fibre production during the course of the twentieth century. Despite this radical repurposing of land and the wholesale eradication of an ancient biome, the new farming zone quickly took on the halo of a natural landscape within state and nationalist ideologies. Against the backdrop of this event, (...)
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    Welcome Swallows.John Kinsella - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):8-9.
    for Tony and Wai SumOn the south-east tension cableof the swing bridge near the firepit –a firepit with space around it for gatheringsand not conflagration – a pairof welcome swallows with chest...
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    John Kinsella as Life Writer: The Poetics of Dirt.David McCooey - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):92-103.
    Life writing is ubiquitous in John Kinsella’s vast oeuvre. Kinsella’s employment of the diversity of modes collected under the rubric of “life writing” is underpinned by a “poetics of dirt.” Such a poetics is visible in the central role that material dirt plays in Kinsella’s work, as well as the more general concept of impurity, as seen in Kinsella’s poetic trafficking in ideas concerning transgression, liminality, hybridity, and danger. In Purity and Danger, the anthropologist Mary Douglas famously defined dirt as (...)
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    Beyond the Bounds: John Kinsella’s Poetics of International Regionalism.Philip Mead - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):10-15.
    For John Kinsella place and space, with all their historical, cultural, political, geographical, epistemic and environmental dimensions, are explicitly constitutive of his writing. But the ruling imaginary of this writing is “displacement,” the problems and paradoxes of home, country, travel, knowledge, ecology, activism that characterise his critical and poetic engagements. From multiple angles Kinsella’s writing anatomises the unsettledness of Australian history and consciousness, but it also conceives of these national dimensions in inter- and transnational terms. Kinsella is always concerned to (...)
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    Art and Acts of Seeing in the Work of John Kinsella.Ann Vickery - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):16-31.
    This essay investigates the development of seeing as an affective, political and potentially transformative practice across the course of John Kinsella’s poetic career. It analyses how seeing becomes a means for Kinsella to apprehend the relationship between self and environment and to consider how local-scale is tied to broader-scale change. At the same time, it traces Kinsella’s concern at the ways in which Western theories of vision shape and reinforce structures of power, particularly in terms of gendered and colonial violence. (...)
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    Killing Time.Russell West-Pavlov - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (2):113-123.
    This essay is a fictocritical meditation upon the contemporary transformation of temporal experience as we find ourselves embarked upon an accelerating process of climate change and species extinction, including possibly that of the human species. The essay offers an extended reading of a recent villanelle published in John Kinsella’s Book of Villanelles that in turn responds to a controversial project by the Adani mining consortium to begin extracting coal over a large swathe of Wangan and Jagalingou country in the Central (...)
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    SPECTERS OF RELIGION: Sloterdijk, Immunology, and the Crisis of Immanence.Gary E. Aylesworth - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):51-65.
    In his publications since the three-volume Spheres project, Peter Sloterdijk thematizes religion as a now outmoded immunological system. He says it can no longer perform its historical function because humans have lost the protection of a world periphery. The entirety of what was “outside” is now “inside,” and this has happened because: spheres are systems, and as Luhmann shows, systems naturally complexify and expand themselves by becoming self-reflective; and, as Nietzsche says, humans are driven by a need to surpass themselves. (...)
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  15. Staying with the Darkness: Peter Sloterdijk’s Anthropotechnics for the Digital Age.Andrea Capra - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):124-141.
    This essay discusses Sloterdijk’s anthropotechnical framework as it relates to recent contributions that deal with the inherent opacities of digital technology and processes of blackboxing. I argue that Sloterdijk’s philosophy is a precious case of affirmative, non-nihilistic technophilic thinking that espouses the technogenic provenance of mankind, and leaves space for technologically engendered incomprehensibility while tracing a horizon for human beings’ resoluteness. In the first section of my essay I tackle Sloterdijk’s reflections on the philosophical transition from wonder to horror in (...)
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  16. Anthropotechnical Practising in the Foam-World.Oliver Davis - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):109-123.
    I begin by acknowledging the profusion of Peter Sloterdijk’s published work, the suggestion by Bruno Latour that it may be on the side of design, and Sloterdijk’s pugnacious aversion to professorial critique. I focus on what I consider to be the crucial and vexed relationship between the general immunology of the Spheres trilogy [1998–2004] and the general ascetology of You Must Change Your Life [2009]. I present an analytical reconstruction of Sloterdijk’s account of originary spheric being-with in the trilogy, focused (...)
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  17. Sartre and Sloterdijk: The Ethical Imperative. You Must Change Your Life.Christina Howells - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):66-76.
    This essay explores the relationship between Sartre and Sloterdijk in the domain of ethics. The major Sloterdijkian imperative, “You must change your life,” is considered in its multiple aspects as an “unconditional instruction,” “the absolute imperative” and shown to exceed the Kantian options of hypothetical and categorical. Sloterdijk’s relations to Sartre are examined in the domains of human freedom, commitment, self-creation, practice, and habit. Ultimately, I conclude that Sloterdijk’s understanding of subjectivation and self-transcendence is, despite initial apparent similarities, profoundly at (...)
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    The Unknown Quantity: Sleep as a Trope in Sloterdijk’s Anthropotechnics.Robert Hughes - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):142-155.
    This essay explores the trope of sleep in Peter Sloterdijk’s philosophy of anthropotechnics. Sleep is shown to be important for our understanding of Sloterdijk’s project as an index of his subject’s larger, hidden complex of inertias, habits, and corporeal requirements and processes that dominate subjective life and that exist outside the mastery of ego and consciousness. The essay explores this thesis by considering a series of figures that appear in Sloterdijk’s writings and interviews: the philosopher Heraclitus with his dismissive remarks (...)
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    The Limits of the Spheres: Otherness and Solipsism in Peter Sloterdijk’s Philosophy.Antonio Lucci - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):92-108.
    The paper, on the one hand, presents a reconstruction of the origin and development of the concepts of “anthropotechnics” and “homeotechnics” in Peter Sloterdijk’s thought, of the anthropological basis of his social philosophy, and of the question of subjectivity addressed in his book You Must Change Your Life. On the other hand, it investigates with a critical aim the different forms of otherness that Sloterdijk theorizes in his philosophical works and the possible solipsistic implications of this concept.
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  20. Alone with Oneself: Solitude as Cultural Technique.Sascha Rashof & Thomas Macho - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):9-21.
    The essay examines solitude not as fate, sacrifice or passion, but as an experience that is actively initiated, that is perceived ambivalently, sometimes painfully, but also sensually, and that functions as context as well as occasion for the practice of cultural techniques – talking, reading, writing, drawing or painting. Solitude techniques are analysed as “technologies of the self” and “techniques of the body”, as strategies for self-perception and “internal policy”. The history of these self-techniques as solitude techniques is unfolded using (...)
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  21. Untitled.Andrea Rossi - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):156-159.
    Building and expanding on Peter Sloterdijk’s work, in this essay I explore the interrelation between anthropotechnics qua practice of the self and the political sphere, with a view, in particular,...
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  22. Sloterdijk’s anthropotechnics.Andrea Rossi & Patrick Roney - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):1-2.
    This essay attempts to interrogate the distinct character of Peter Sloterdijk’s declaration of the absolute imperative that concludes his work, You Must Change Your Life, by contextualizing it within the development of his notion of anthropotechnics. In particular, the essays examine the claim that his is a new and unprecedented form of the absolute imperative that is alone able to address, in an effective way, the contemporary global crises that are confronting us now. The first sections trace out the ways (...)
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  23. Sloterdijk’s anthropotechnics.Andrea Rossi & Patrick Roney - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):3-8.
    This essay attempts to interrogate the distinct character of Peter Sloterdijk’s declaration of the absolute imperative that concludes his work, You Must Change Your Life, by contextualizing it within the development of his notion of anthropotechnics. In particular, the essays examine the claim that his is a new and unprecedented form of the absolute imperative that is alone able to address, in an effective way, the contemporary global crises that are confronting us now. The first sections trace out the ways (...)
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  24. Of an Enlightenment-Conservative Tone Recently Adopted in Philosophy.Serge Trottein - 2021 - Angelaki 26 (1):38-50.
    How can an enterprise, such as Sloterdijk defines in his You Must Change Your Life and its satellite The Art of Philosophy, be “Enlightenment-conservative”? That is the question leading these reflections on the key terms that contain both works in nuce – practice of course, but also perspective and retrospective, transition, extension, explicitation, turn, return, and quarter turn –, reflections that shed light on Sloterdijk’s non-revolutionary conception of Enlightenment as a continuing modernity, without postmodernity, but in need of a curator, (...)
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