The End of Criticism Producing Unconscious: Non-personal Activist Academic Writing



My focus is transcorporeality, affects and gut feelings and/as academic writing. I ask how writing as a technical object, can become an ordinary path that never gives up on “optative”, i.e., that by which every problem, can be thought and reflected upon according to its multiple dimensions, and, as such, should then be resolved? Such activist writing implies a scientific move from hermeneutics and phenomenology to affirmation in immanence, directing attention to non-personal moments of reassessment highlighting the importance of Higher Education as stratified assemblages; as networked real/virtual spaces; as poetic poly-critical edusemiotics. It is a metaphysics of quality traversing knowledge as non-teleological thus a de facto end of criticism. This is my non-expressive poetic practice and virtual essay about how an academic might emerge.


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  1. 1.Queen Maud University CollegeTrondheimNorway

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