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WORK IN PROGRESS:

(III) Circulations in & of the Cinematic Image that now contains 85,000 lexical choices. Briefly put, the project attempts, even while using Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of cinema, and Jacques Lacanian-Slavoj Žižekian theoretical psychoanalysis, inter alia interpretive models, to find new non sadistic and non authoritative ways of inhabiting the cinematic frame for a new form of force, ‘un-power’, and this notion’s interconnection with the concepts of silence and of the unconscious, all three of which would illumine the special rôle of cinema for today’s earth, in films by the following vanguard directors of narrative film: D.W. Griffith, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Orson Welles, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais, and Terrence Malick.

(II)  The Autopoietic Patterns of Modernity: A  Philosophical Baroque  that now has 85,000 lexical selections. A book proposal is now under review. Put simply, the book tries as a critical enterprise to substantiate a new way of conceiving of the baroque as a more thoroughgoing and accurate periodizing category for cultural history (or of capitalist “modernity”, so-called) in certain patterns of literature, of theory and of philosophy by examining the baroque or baroque-like aesthetics and subjectivities that may be extracted from certain target-texts authored by the following authors: Shakespeare, Leibniz, Benjamin, Joyce, Bataille, Blanchot, Debord, Pynchon, Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, Rancière, Serres, Balibar, Badiou, Baudrillard, Buci-Glucksmann, Sloterdijk, Agamben and Žižek. Topics such as authority, community, destiny, ecstasy, existence, finitude and freedom within the configurations of power of the modern baroque-capitalist world to which these authors had to deal (and so whose texts respond) are also addressed in this monograph; one that therefore attempts simultaneously to alter the way we look at cultural and intellectual history, including the modern, and at textuality (in this aforementioned way it shows the influence of Derrida’s Glas).

(I) Preparing since 2003 The Power of the Impossible; or. On Community & the Creative Life. A book contract has been offered from a UK press in January 2015 that I am considering.