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Author Archives: maxbaumkel
Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to work and think with Dr. Aimi Hamraie, Assistant Professor in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Medicine, Health, and Society. Though the aim of this project was to pair English students … Continue reading
While reading Robert Charles Wilson’s 2005 novel, Spin, I couldn’t help but think of another one of my favorite visions of the apocalypse, Lars Von Trier’s 2011 film, Melancholia. Like Wilson’s Spin, Melancholia opens with a plush party (in thi… Continue reading
I was struck by a moment early in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, when narrator Adam Ewing comes across a gathering of Moriori people observing the beating of another Moriori man, Autua. Ewing paints a gruesome picture: “The piteous prisoner, … Continue reading
“As an international interdisciplinary, professional organization, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) will work to further the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders by professionals in medicine, psych… Continue reading
Put frankly, I am perhaps a poor candidate to write a blog post addressing Darwin. Upon reading On the Origin of Species, I felt just as unwilling to recuperate and entertain Darwin’s theories of natural selection and evolution as I thought I would. … Continue reading
In his book Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century, Jonathan Crary details two popular models for understanding the change in vision and visuality over the course of the mid- to late-nineteenth century and the sub… Continue reading
In his chapter “Concealed Circuits: Frankenstein’s Monster, Replicants, and Cyborgs,” Jay Clayton argues that postmodernism is useful as a tool to examine the set of historical contingencies on which it definitionally relies – namely “gender,… Continue reading