Jon Morris
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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]

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Blogs // 3 Articles

The Real Walking Dead: Joshua M. Price's 'Prison and Social Death' | 1 Dec 2015 // 1:00 AM

This book is about society. Shifting the focus from the individual (crime) to the social (punishment) is not so much a political choice as it is an ethical imperative.

Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism' | 30 Jul 2015 // 1:00 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.


Facing It: Living with Disfigurement in Marc Dugain's 'The Officer's Ward' | 18 Jun 2013 // 4:00 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 // 3:00 AM

Sometimes the value of a book is far more than the price of the book.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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