Category Archives: China Mieville

Marxism and Monsters – China Miéville

Originally posted on synthetic_zero:
http://chinamieville.net/

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Derek Gregory, Juan Cole and China Miéville on Israel/Palestine

In Feedly this morning, a powerful juxtaposition – Derek Gregory on the West Bank wall, and Juan Cole on Israel’s new settlements in the West Bank. Derek links to a new photo essay by China Miéville presented at the Palestinian Literary … Continue reading

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China Miéville video on Marxism and Halloween

via the Pluto Press blog.

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Parallel States Project

At Lund University some interesting thinking on the Israel/Palestine situation in a venture called the Parallel States Project. The conference was in 2010 and I’m not sure what has happened since 2011. The site says they are cooperating with faculty from … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read and plan to read

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House and first answered a year ago. As before I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading… The book I’m currently reading? Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles … Continue reading

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China Miéville on contemporary London full version

I mentioned this piece in The New York Times a few days back. A fuller, illustrated version is here.

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China Miéville on contemporary London

Powerful writing in The New York Times. [A fuller, illustrated version is here] London is full of ghosts — ghost walks; a city’s worth of cemeteries; ghost-advertising, scabs of paint on brick. The city invoked something, read a grimoire it … Continue reading

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A book reading meme

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House. I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading… The book I’m currently reading? Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood The last book I finished? Thaisa Frank, Heidegger’s Glasses … Continue reading

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Graham Harman interview

New interview with Graham Harman here – his own work, poetry, art, politics, OWS, China Miéville, H.P. Lovecraft, etc. Some particularly interesting discussion of writing. Since he discusses Lovecraft and the book he has coming out on him, what better … Continue reading

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More on the New College

Birkbeck have issued a press release saying Grayling has resigned and that they are not providing facilities; Terry Eagleton calls it odious; the college is accused of copying syllabuses (shouldn’t that be syllabi?); in the same report we hear that Boris Johnston … Continue reading

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