Category Archives: Resistance

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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Renouncing politics

As the funeral march for the revolution continues to intone the exhaustion of the emancipatory project, and left melancholy sets the mood of post-revolutionary critique, claims for radical negativity acquire a special appeal in the Trump era. What if not … 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

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“Πώς μιλάμε για την καινούργια ελληνική ποίηση”

Μια διαφορετική προσέγγιση στο μείζον λογοτεχνικό φαινόμενο του ελληνικού 21ου αιώνα: πώς τοποθετούμε, διαπραγματευόμαστε και διαχειριζόμαστε την ποίηση του 2000. Με αφορμή την κυκλοφορία του νέου τεύχους του περιοδικού Θράκα, του οποίου το περιεχόμενο (μελέτες, δοκίμια και ποίηση) είναι ουσιαστικά αφιερωμένο … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Culture, Greek Literature, Greek Poetry, Left, Melancholy, The Common

How critical theory arrived in Greek writing through poetry

My interview to “Reading Greece” on New Greek Poetry and Modern Greek Studies June 27, 2017

Posted in Crisis, Greek Literature, Greek Poetry, Greeks, Hellenism, Left, Melancholy

“Η κρίση της ποίησης και η μελαγχολία της αριστεράς”

“The Crisis of Poetry and the Melancholy of the Left,” a study, solicited by the distinguished Greek quarterly Poetics, of the new Greek poetry based on several essays on the same topic that have been appearing in this blog. όλο … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Greek Poetry, Left, Melancholy

After the defeat of the Revolution

A challenging contribution to current discussions of the global predicament of the left has been recently published: Enzo Traverso’s beautifully written, well illustrated, widely learned Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory (2016). It is a study of left melancholia of … Continue reading

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