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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Austin George Loomis
    November 23, 2023 @ 5:56 pm

    It is the anticipation of an end that will be not an end of experience but an end of the meaning of experience. It is the idea that the value of signification will break down under the weight of ultra-signification, the whimper of semiotic social reality down into an incomprehensible – and thus atomising – bang of static and interference, of burgeoning and exploding polyvalence.

    I’m reminded, as I once tried to say in a comment on one of El’s posts, of the most succinct summation of this idea I can recall encountering: Darcy Sullivan’s notion of the “Moolahverse” as expounded in contemporaneous pieces for The Comics Journal — the 90s comics market as a synecdoche of the post-Cold-War’s general Market Universal and Triumphant mood and milieu, a place “where signifiers ricochet off each other and the signifieds have all been melted down for polybags” (presumably holding copies of Youngblood #1 and Superman v.2 #75).


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