On this page there’ll be found my most recent articles from all “Categories”. For Translations, Videos, Biogr. info, Poetry and Short Prose — see those sections.
Introduction to my book Disputing the Deluge, ed. Hugh C. O’Connell, Bloomsbury Academic.
A somewhat autobiographically inclined introduction to a new book of articles and poems 2001-21 is divided into: 1. Words Shaping the World, dealing with art as freedom and knowledge and with a hypothesis about narrative agents; 2. The World Constricting Words and Shapes: facing our epoch of breakdowns polarised between revolutionary change and fascism, freedom means to begin with understanding; that is, refusing obfuscation of our existential antiutopia, the principal imposed but fake political ontology today. It is a major novelty dateable to 2001, its bearers are mainly professional politicians, the State apparatus of violence and its embedded think-tanks, as well as capitalist mass media and careerist intellectuals, all functioning within a Social-Darwinist frame.
Keywords: narration, existential antiutopia, violence, breakdown capitalism
CAPITALOCENE, CORONISATION, SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY: THREE HYPOTHESES ABOUT TRUE VS. FALSE NAMES (2021, 2080 words)
SPLENDOURS, MISERIES, AND POTENTIALITIES OF SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA: THE BERLIN THESES (2014-22, main part 6000 words)
14 Theses on, plus a Chronology of, SFR Yugoslavia provide an overview for approaching my book Splendour, Miseries and potentialities of socialist yugostavia: The Berlin Theses
Introduction to my book Parables of Freedom and Narrative Logics: Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction and Utopianism, ed. Eric D. Smith, 2 Vols., P. Lang, Oxford 2021.
Abstract: A somewhat autobiographically inclined introduction to a new book of articles and poems 1969-2001 is divided into: 1. How a Young Boy, Age 11 on, Fell in Love with Freedom (Axiology); 2. How a Young Man, Age 15 on, Fell in Love with the Narrative Logic and Transfer of Parable (Epistemology);3. On Some Positions and a New Presupposition of This Text – the need for a (libertarian) Communism 2.0.
Keywords: freedom, parable, communism,
FOR A THEORY OF THEATRE: THE PERFORMANCE TEXT AS AUDIENCE-STAGE DIALOG INDUCING A POSSIBLE WORLD (1985 & 2021, 8,700 words)
0. Some Presuppositions;
1. Bakhtinian Dialog and Theatre;
2. On PWs, on Subordinating Communication to Pragmatics, and again on Dialog;
3. The Audience-Stage Dialog as Induction of PWs;