Performativizing Papyrocentricity #14

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Scheming DemonThe Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (1942)

Ai Wei to HellHow to Read Contemporary Art, Michael Wilson (Thames & Hudson, 2013)

Toxic TwosomeDoll, Peter Sotos and James Havoc (TransVisceral Books, 2013)

Know Your LimaçonsThe Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry, David Wells (1991) (posted @ Overlord of the Über-Feral)

Pestilent, Pustulent and Pox-Pocked – various books by Dr Miriam B. Stimbers (@ O.o.t.Ü.-F.)


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Pestilent, Pustulent and Pox-Pocked

I’m sorry, but let’s face facts: you cannot consider yourself a keyly committed core component of the counter-cultural community unless you own at least three copies — a reading copy, a prominent-shelf-of-the-bookcase copy and a wrap-carefully-in-brown-paper-put-away-in-a-cupboard-and-never-touch-or-look-at-again copy — of each of these toxic’n’tenebrose titles:

Can the Cannibal? Aspects of Angst, Abjection and Anthropophagy in the Music of Suzi Quatro, 1974-1986 (University of Nebraska Press 2004)

Doubled Slaughter: Barbarism, Brutalism and Bestial Bloodlust in the Music of Simon and Garfunkel, 1965-2010 (Serpent’s Tail 2007)

Re-Light My Führer: Nausea, Noxiousness and Neo-Nazism in the Music of Take That, 1988-2007 (U.N.P. 2013)

Base Citizens Raping: Revulsion, Repulsion and Rabidity in the Music of the Bay City Rollers, 1972-2002 (U.N.P. 2014)

Underground, Jehovahground: Ferality, Fetidity and Fundamentalist Phantasmality in the Music of the Wombles, August 1974-January 1975 (forthcoming)

All are by Dr Miriam B. Stimbers, of course. And what can I say about them? Simply this: these books hold an uncompromising mirror up before the pestilent, pustulent and pox-pocked features of so-called Western so-called society and say: “Look. That’s you, that is.” Dr Stimbers’ ruthlessly radical research and sizzlingly psychoanalytic scholarship will overturn your preconceptions so hard that, in some cases, they won’t appear to change at all.

Performativizing Papyrocentricity #7

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Gábor, Gábor, Hej!Paradoxes in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Gábor J. Székely (1986)

Hit and MistThe Lost World and Other Stories, Arthur Conan Doyle (various dates)

Pride and PrecipiceThe Monk, Matthew Lewis (1796)

Mocking ManningEminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey (1918)

Mind the GapLytton Strachey: A Biography, Michael Holroyd (1967)

H8-FactoryRe-Light My Führer: Nausea, Noxiousness and Neo-Nazism in the Music(k) of Take That, 1988-2007, Dr Miriam B. Stimbers (2013)


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