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Masochism and Victorians

For Deleuze, and for me, the unifying symbolic aspect of masochism is its emphasis on scenic suspension: the whip that does not strike, the raised hand that threatens, but never connects with its target -Claire Jarvis, “Making Scenes: Supersensual Masochism … Continue reading

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The one-sided problem of these stories…

Proto-science fiction includes many gothic narrative examples as well as those written before “The Golden Age.”[3] Before science fiction was classified as a separate genre, such authors as H. G. Wells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Aldous Huxley, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jules … Continue reading

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So 2014 has been far too eventful a year, and I let this poor blog go dormant.  No longer!  I miss this project too much.  So now you’re going to stumble into it, like a forbidding doorway, full of shadows, … Continue reading

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Love Your Ghosts and They Will Tell You Secrets: the rationale for this blog

“They’re semiotic phantoms, bits of deep cultural imagery that have split off and taken on a life of their own…” -Gibson, “The Gernsback Continuum” (31) The 19th century is alive and well in my head – let’s look at what those … Continue reading

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