Including my interview with Hasana Sharp (and her book panel) as well as many good articles: Vol 7, No 2 (2012).
Book Encounters / Notes de lecture
Probably one of the better interviews with Zizek: I am not the world’s hippest philosopher! – Salon.com. It starts off well, asking about his strategy interviews, but then gets caught up talking about where he puts his socks (again). While I’m at it, here is Peter Osbourne’s critical assessment of Less than Nothing (2012), which portrays it as bordering on empty formalism.
Here is a good post (with links!) by Lisa Guenther. I’m not a fan of the phrase “we are all treaty people”–the “we” makes everything run in the wash, doesn’t it?–but this is an important movement, which extends as far as my fair Newfoundland.
A discussion of Zizek on Meillassoux by Kotsko and others in the comments section.
VersoBooks has a great list of books of the year not published by Verso. Some of these I’ve read and other on in the kindle for some good holiday reading.
His keynote from the Edinburgh World Writers Conference:
I really, really don’t want to talk about genre, because I always really want to, and nerd-whines are boring. But a detente between litfic and its others is real. It’s a cliché to point out that generic tropes are infecting the mainstream, with a piling-up of various apocalypses by those guilty of literature. But on the other side, say, an extensive interview with Yinka Tutuola, son of the legendary Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola, about his father’s work, is online not at any traditional outlet of the literati but at Weird Fiction Review, a fabulous site that emerges, with brilliance and polymath gusto, out of genre traditions.
Kathryn Yusoff, Lancaster University picks her BOOKS OF THE DECADE: ELIZABETH GROSZ’S THE NICK OF TIME AND TIME TRAVELS « Society and Space – Environment and Planning D.
(I actually found the opposite, namely that I had expected a lot of those works and left disappointed. But that was more about expectations, and Yusuff makes a great case.)