Justin Clemens

Justin Clemens

is the author of Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy (2013) and The Mundiad (2013).


About Justin Clemens

Justin Clemens is the author of Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy (2013) and The Mundiad (2013). He teaches at the University of Melbourne.

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Articles about Justin Clemens

Articles by Justin Clemens

Amanda Stewart
The age of poets by Alain Badiou

Eternity is coming: The Age of the Poets by Alain Badiou

Despite the title, The Age of the Poets is not a dedicated treatise on poetry or its history, but a collection of occasional essays on various aspects of the literary process from Badiou’s philosophical point of view.

Walter Benjamin A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings book cover

‘All he is at this point is brains and sex’: Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Walter Benjamin was born on 15 July 1892, mere hours after the commemoration of Bastille Day. It is hard to avoid making something allegorical of this insignificant contingency, given that for the rest of his relatively brief life Benjamin would almost invariably arrive a little too soon or a little too late.

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Aggressively middling: The Bourgeois & Distant Reading by Franco Moretti

'It was when I turned to The Bourgeois that I really got a sense of Moretti’s epistemological superiority over most of his humanities competitors... It is not that the scientific team-man has simply trumped or supplanted the delicately tuned aesthetician. It is that Moretti has become both simultaneously, a lonely centaur or Janus-faced creature, at once historically minded and future oriented, sentimental and technicist, elegiac and plain speaking.'