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.
DISPUTING THE DELUGE (2022, 184,645 words)
A LITTLE LIBERATORY INTRODUCTION TO TALKING ABOUT KNOWLEDGE (2021, 4,400 words)
WORDS, SHAPES, AND OUR COMMON WORLD (2021, 5,550 words)
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)
Paper for the IIPPE conference 2021, 2,080 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
ALSO IN http://www.olioofficina.it/corso-italia-7/splendours-miseries-and-potentialities-of-socialist-yugoslavia-the-berlin-theses-1.htm, 2015
ON UNDERSTANDING OUR NEEDY WORLD THROUGH SCIENCE FICTION AND UTOPIA/NISM (2021, 10,830 words)
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;
IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO (2020, 5,000 words)
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,