Monthly Archives: November 2015

Left melancholy as a poetic technique of reflective engagement

In its richly orchestrated cultural activism, the Greek Generation of the 2000’s sounds like a collection of concerti grossi, that is, of suites of short movements, often dances, where the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists … Continue reading

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Left Melancholy Poetry: The Greek Generation of the 2000’s

Here are ten distinct features of the new writers included in the brand-new splendid anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (2015), edited & translated by Theodoros Chiotis: An Anglophone poetry. Whether it is written in Greek or English, it … Continue reading

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Leftist Affective Attachments

Lauren Berlant’s study of affective attachments under conditions of cruel optimism (excerpted in the previous post) may be transcribed in a more direct comment on the current state of Leftist hope in Greece. In the second half of this year … Continue reading

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Cruel Optimism about the Left in Power

Among people who have been supporting the Greek Left this year two major affective adjustments to the dissolution of hope prevail, tender melancholy and cruel optimism. Much has been written about the former, which is not surprising, given its merciless … Continue reading

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