Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, where he is also a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre.


About Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, where he is also a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He has written widely on literature, philosophy, and culture. His most recent book is Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2014) (with Emma A. Jane).


Articles about Chris Fleming

Articles by Chris Fleming

On Drugs, Part II

‘The addiction supplied me with a whole way of looking at the world – indeed, of being in the world: of suspicion, protection against the threat of embarrassment, pervasive guilt, the rigorous practices of prevarication: strategic concealment and sophisticated deceit, the utterly endless rehearsal of excuses.’ This is the second installment of Chris Fleming's account of his drug addiction, and the modes, mechanics, and madness of legal and illegal drug acquisition.

On Drugs, Part I

‘These were, of course, not the only kinds of codes in operation, codes which – like many tacit social rules, one would learn about only when violated. The more time I spent at dealers’ houses, the more I learned that there was a hierarchy of drugs, a sort of regime of acceptability.’ This is the first installment of Chris Fleming's account of his drug addiction, and the modes, mechanics, and madness of legal and illegal drug acquisition.