I am currently about halfway through Davis Hankins’ The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence. I had vaguely thought of writing something on Job some time in the future, but I am pleased to announce that his book renders anything I might do redundant. I also quietly note that this is a book that seems to have no title, but only a subtitle.
Future (non-class, not directly research-relevant) reading, in no particular order:
- Kristin Ross, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
- David Porter, Constantine the Emperor
- Knut Vikør, Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law
- Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse
(I am also on volume 2 of Knausgaard’s My Struggle, but that’s more of a lifestyle choice than an item on a reading list.)
What about you, dear readers? What is populating your to-be-read pile?
10 thoughts on “My current reading queue”
Other than the ongoing project of reading within the pre- and post-Deleuzian trajectory of immanence (currently *actually* reading Deleuze) I have Sara Ahmed’s *The Cultural Politics of Emotion* and *Willful Subjects* lined up. In fiction this summer I’ll see what kind of progress I can make in Robert Musil’s *The Man Without Qualities*.
In addition to the Freud/Lacan exam that I’m currently studying for, I’ve added a couple secondary books to my reading: Truth Games: Lies, Money and Psychoanalysis by Forrester and Freud’s Women by Appignanesi and Forrester. Also working through some Bataille with a friend. We read Visions of Excess and are now moving on to The Accursed Share.
Julius Evola’s “Revolt against the modern world”, Lenin’s ” Materialism and empiriocriticism”, Steven Pinker’s “Blank Slate”, Durkheim’s “Division of Labour in Society”, and one book in Spanish about music in films.
Here is my overambitious summer reading list: https://storify.com/interjectionist/conversation-with-interjectionist-55a813f004f152a56dba5101 I’ve managed to finish 1, 2, 3, 10, and 18. Currently working through 11, 13, and 23.
It’d be nice to read the new China Miéville collection and the new Kim Stanley Robinson novel. Doubt it will happen, though. And, obviously, catch up on the GRRM novels in preparation for the next season of the greatest TV show of all time.
Richardson’s “Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded”. It’s like Mad Men, but with 150% more sexual harassment.
Fichte’s “Science of Knowledge.” Great narrative voice, or greatest narrative voice?
Roberts’ History of the World.
I took advantage of Verso’s recent 90%-off-all-ebooks sale, so: Kristin Ross’s Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, Ghada Karmi’s Return: A Palestinian Memoir, McKenzie Wark’s Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene, Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide, and Fredric Jameson’s The Ancients and the Postmoderns along with The Antinomies of Realism.
Plus, Matthew Calarco’s Thinking Through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction which Stanford published last month.
I’m curious about why reading Knausgaard’sMy Struggle features as a ‘lifestyle choice’.
Due to its extreme length. I will likely finish all the other books on the list long before finishing all of Knausgaard (even considering only the volumes that have been translated).
Knausgaard’s “A Time for Everything”, Michael Scheuer, “Through Our Enemies’ Eyes” and that’s all
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