In October 2015, Audrey Wollen posted a picture on Instagram with the message ‘a PSA brought to u by ur local chapter of Female Nothingness’. The picture comprises a black and white composite image with the words BEWARE MALE ARTISTS MAKING ARTWORK ABOUT EMPTINESS/NOTHING DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU/GIRLS OWN THE VOID/BACK OFF FUCKERS!!!!Continue reading “Towards a Feminism of the Void”
Image of Nazi typewriter, including the ‘SS’ symbol (accompanies the e-flux article) I haven’t updated in a while. In the meantime, there are quite a few new recent pieces available on and offline (links where available). From the end of last year, a piece I wrote entitled ‘Philosophy, Sexism, Emotionalism, Rationalism’ was published in theContinue reading “Some New Pieces”
with Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Nina Power [Note: this dialogue took place in 2012-13. It was due to be published by a film magazine, but fell through for reasons beyond the control of the authors. Thank you to Geoffrey Nowell-Smith for permission to publish it here in 2017] Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: Pasolini has often been described as aContinue reading “SUBVERSIVE PASOLINI: LA RICOTTA AND THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW—A DISCUSSION”
I wrote a response for Australian Humanities Review to Adam Kotsko’s piece ‘What is the Western Canon Good for?’ which can be found here.
‘Radical Empathy: Politics and Emotion’ (this text is the basis for a talk I gave at Roehampton on 9th November 2016, the day of the election of Donald Trump as US President) by Nina Power Thank you for coming. What I want to talk about today is part of a projected bigger project (or atContinue reading “Radical Empathy: Politics and Emotion”
On Althusser, ideology, policing and the law for the LA Review of Books.
[This is a slightly edited version of a text that appeared in Volume 3 of E.R.O.S. Journal in 2013] ‘The Purloined Gender’ ‘The problem, simply stated, is that one must believe in the existence of the person in order to recognize the authenticity of her suffering. Neither men nor women believe in the existence ofContinue reading “‘The Purloined Gender’: Piece for E.R.O.S. (2013)”
[Picture from Debrett’s site, advertising training courses on debate] [This is a version of a text that was originally published in Strike! magazine in 2015] Nina Power O thou Powers of England, though thou hast promised to make this People a Free People, yet thou hast so handled the matter, through thy self-seeking humour, That thouContinue reading “It’s not a Debate, it’s a War!”
[This piece was originally written for Loops magazine, which I think just stopped at some point before they published the issue that this was written for] Folk doesn’t need Reviving! Nina Power The English countryside appears to enjoying something of a revival of late. Patrick Keiller’s Robinson in Ruins (2010) delves into the dark arts ofContinue reading “Piece on the Folk Revival, 2010”
[Illustration: Andrzej Krauze used to illustrate my article, ‘Defending Rights against the Rights, published in Red Pepper in February 2015] Articles and reviews can be found here.