Foreign Objekt presents a book reading and panel discussion for David Roden's newly published book, Snuff Memories (Schism Press: 2021), which took place on March 7th, 2021.
In David Roden’s Snuff Memories, an ancient time-war ripples through a demon-haunted cosmos as its characters systematically expunge their humanity. Their ‘posthuman becoming’ pre-empts any possible ethics or sane politics. Instead, desire is weaponized from a bleak, inhuman future. Bodies replicate and unzip across the novella’s pornographic vignettes, remade in erotic rituals of mutation, death, and pain.
Corey McCall is an Instructor of Philosophy for the Cornell Prison Education Program and a visiting Scholar at Penn State's Humanities Institute. His research examines connections between philosophy, art, and politics across various American, African-American, and Afro-Caribbean traditions. His recent and forthcoming publications include the co-edited volume Decolonizing American Philosophy (SUNY, 2021); "Misinterpellated Monsters," co-authored with Borna Radnik for Creolizing Frankenstein (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021); and "Rethinking Oedipus: Foucault and Deleuze on Knowing, Forgetting, and Fractured Selves'' for The Politics of Desire: Foucault, Deleuze, and Psychoanalysis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022).