Tag archive: hauntology

Death and the Storyteller

Death and the Storyteller

Walter Benjamin’s essay, The Storyteller  has been widely celebrated for many decades now. And yet amidst that celebration I have come across little direct or focused engagement with the position death plays within Benjamin’s considerations. It is an understandable omission, as death is certainly not the focus of the essay, and yet the position which it occupies…

The Haunting of Man: on the possibility of a panecastic anthropos

The Haunting of Man: on the possibility of a panecastic anthropos

Originally published on Through Europe, February 2014   The question of the anthropos lingers on, it remains as the ghostly apparition of that which was never thought, it continues, resting beneath a thin shadowy surface concealing its phantasmagorical form, it hovers beyond the vision of those who would fain it realised. The questions and answers…

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