A product of the unjustly-maligned American public education system, Jon Morris holds a Ph.D. in Translation Studies/Comparative Literature. His interests include existential philosophy, literary theory, post-punk, jazz-noir and electronica. He teaches in upstate NY. Email: [email protected]
Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism' | 30 Jul 2015 // 2:00 AM
Chuckle if you want, but these are good times for grim thoughts, and some of the best and freshest writing is coming from Eugene Thacker.
'Teaching Plato in Palestine' Marks a Valiant Effort, but Falls Short of Consolation | 31 May 2015 // 10:04 PM
Carlos Fraenkel champions two causes: the first is a culture of debate; the second is an allegiance to the principle of fallibilism. Unfortunately, both are hard to come by.
Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward' | 18 Jun 2013 // 5:00 AM
Marc Dugain's novella about a soldier wounded in WWI has probably never been more relevant than now.
A Painful Pleasure: Peter Trachtenberg's 'The Book of Calamities' | 14 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM
Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.