Monthly Archives: April 2015

Thing Theory and Ian McEwan’s ‘Solid Geometry’

How would Bill Brown’s Thing Theory apply to a reading of Captain Nicholls’ penis in ‘Solid Geometry’? Would it be possible to argue that this preserved penis is a thing because it is now devoid of ‘function’? Or is it impossible to ever describe a body part, so inscribed with humanity, as a ‘thing’ – a word so associated with the inanimate?

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Responding to the effects of austerity politics on the emotional state of the nation

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/17/austerity-and-a-malign-benefits-regime-are-profoundly-damaging-mental-health

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/17/hundreds-of-mental-health-experts-issue-rallying-call-against-austerity