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Stuart Hall: Voted Most Likely to Succeed

Seemingly for those interested in Stuart Hall's theories, this text is really just for Stuart's cool kids in the hall.

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Academic Gamers, Your Assistance with 'Gaming Representation', Please

You might care about the concepts raised in Gaming Representation, but you probably won't be able to understand them.

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The Women Aren't What's Difficult in David Plante's 'Difficult Women'

Some readers, might find this an enigmatic examination of a man's relationship to several women who all "mysteriously" resemble his mother. The rest of us, however...

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How to Study Kafka in East Berlin Without Really Trying

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Outsiders and Marxists and Nazis 'At the Existentialist Cafe'

When it comes to reconstructing the lived experience of historical figures and philosophers, the devil is in the details, and the devil is probably a Nazi.

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Heidegger’s 'Hegel' Is Philosophy With a Capital F

Hegel’s philosophies are of critical importance to Western thought but this new translation of Heidegger’s interpretations may make even the most stalwart of academics sigh in frustration.

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Eight Great Speculative Fiction Novels by Women

Sci-fi is a popular and well-read genre, but its critical importance as a genre for women and authors of color is often overlooked, these eight excellent examples included.

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Barney Frank Is the Neville Longbottom of US Politics

Barney Frank is a self-deprecator, a self-doubter, a teller of bad jokes, and a wearer of ill-fitting suits, but his talent for economics is rather like Longbottom’s talent for herbology.

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Wikipedia, Controversy, and the Myth of Neutrality

As the Gamergate controversy illustrates, Wikipedia’s call for unbiased writing is really a euphemism for the privileging of certain ideologies.

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The Lesbian Sex Joke: Did You Get It?

Lesbians are willing to answer some of your questions, but their patience is wearing thin and it’s more enjoyable to mock the “ignorant shit” than to get angry about it.

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