Next time we’ll read Max Cafard’s Surre(gion)alist Manifesto. To wit, the title chapter and “Nietzsche and the Post-Mortem Condition”. Stay fierce!
This week we’re finishing our engagement with Antonin Artaud’s Heliogabalus, or, The Crowned Anarchist by reading the back half of Part 3: “Anarchy” (bottom of pg. 91 – end). If you’re considering attending the group but haven’t been there for our past readings of this text, don’t let that stop you! We digress often, and how.
Next week, we’ll discuss about half of the final chapter, “Anarchy”, in Artaud’s Heliogabalus, or, The Crowned Anarchist. That’s from pg. 65 to about halfway down pg. 91, stopping after “he partakes of their powers”. See ya Tuesday!
Chapter 2 of Antonin Artaud’s Heliogabalus, or, The Crowned Anarchist will be our reading for next week. ssssssssssssssssspt.
Kindly take a peek at Antonin Artaud’s Heliogabalus or, The Crowned Anarchist, the first chapter (pgs. 9-41) of which will be the focus of next week’s conversations.
This week we’ll read part of Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. Specifically, we’ll discuss the section “1933: Micropolitics and Segmentarity”. See you Tuesday!
Next week we’ll discuss Lupus Dragonowl’s essay “Against Identity Politics”. It’s a bit long, so try and get an early start and come ready to dig into the thorns of that nebulous concatenation we call identity. Til then, stay fierce.
We’ll put a nail in Bachelard’s Lautréamont next week to close out March. New horizons imminent. We’ll also pick a BASTARD theme next week. Reminder that that’s happening on either June 4th or 5th.
Before finishing the Bachelard, we’ll take a slight detour through the utopian dreams of Charles Fourier by way of Dominic Pettman’s Peak Libido. Take a peak at Chapter 3 (pg. 73): “Get Thee to a Phalanstery (or How Fourier Can Still Teach Us to Make Lemonade)”. Until then, stay fierce.
We’ll finish Bachelard’s book in two weeks, but for a change of pace, let’s read the chapter on Max Stirner from Roberto Calasso’s The Forty-Nine Steps (pg. 144). Our next BASTARD Conference will be held on Sunday, June 5th to coincide with the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair. Bring ideas for themes and presentations in the coming weeks if you’ve got em. See you soon.