Category Archives: Philosophy

Three years of blogging about listening to music and poetry

Trifonov walks swiftly on the stage, bows to us, his audience, sits down, touches the piano … and Pantelis starts to play: I can hear immediately his distinct touch on the keys. This is how our friendship works.  Today, 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Attunement, Friends, Listening

Beyond resistance and resilience

Minutes after burning the manuscript of his drama so that he and his freezing bohemian friends can keep warm, poet Rodolfo meets Mimi, a sick embroiderer of flowers, and introduces himself: “What do I do? I write. And how do … Continue reading

Posted in Disengagement, Melancholy, Resistance

“Η ποιητική ως πολιτική θεωρία: Ήττα, απόγνωση και μελαγχολία στη μετεμφυλιακή αριστερή ποίηση”

[Ανακοίνωση στην εξαίρετη διημερίδα “Το περιοδικό Σημειώσεις: Άνθρωποι, πολιτικές, θεωρίες” στις 28 Οκτωβρίου 2017 στη Θεσσαλονίκη.  Στο βίντεο της συνεδρίας το οποίο αναρτήθηκε στο ΦΒ η ομιλία είναι στο 31:00-1:00:00. Αναδημοσιεύθηκε στο ZHN: ThePressProject Magazine στις 11 Νοεμβρίου 2017.] Με την μελέτη … Continue reading

Posted in Autonomy, Bildung, Collaboration, Friends, General Culture, Greek Poetry, Left, Melancholy

The agonistic politics of eris, stasis, polemos

Questions of contest, strife, division, and war have been central to my autonomist politics.*  These questions have been circulating in my research explicitly since the 1980s. Here is a representative passage from my paper “The Rule of Justice” (1993): We … Continue reading

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Are there any Greeks in this book? (2)

This year the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 14 has been taking place not only in the German city of Kassel, as had been the case every five years since 1955, but also in Athens. Its title, Learning from Athens, cites … Continue reading

Posted in Bildung, Culture, Greeks, Hellenism, The "Greeks", The Arts | Tagged

Are there any Greeks in this book? (1)

Comparisons of Hebraism and Hellenism are often marked by an extraordinary void, the absence of any modern Greeks. While such comparisons always refer to Jewish figures of modernity and cite Jewish writers, Greeks of the last three centuries are absent … Continue reading

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“Η αριστερή μελαγχολία στην ελληνική ποιητική γενιά του 2000”

Below is the Greek translation of my paper “Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of 2000s after the Crisis of Revolution and Representation” (2016), published in the literary magazine Thraka 8 (Summer 2017). Επισυνάπτω μετάφραση περσινής αγγλόγλωσσης μελέτης μου … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, General Culture, Greek Poetry, Left, Melancholy