Reading for 12/10

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday and made this year’s BASTARD Conference such a success. Some of the best conversations I’ve seen go down at an event like this, and all the presentations were top-notch (as well as bizarrely attuned to each other). Hoping to do another one in four short months to coincide with the book fair, so we should probably start putting that together come the new decade…

So I actually have an excuse for being negligent in my posting duties this week, but since we’re late and have to go over this weekend’s proceedings tomorrow, let’s just do this exceedingly short David Foster Wallace story to give us something to talk about if we need it. It should only take a few minutes to get through and it comes suggested by one of our friends from out of town, so dig it.

I’ll be gone for a few weeks after tomorrow, so have pleasant conclusions to your Gregorian calendars and remember to “remain impossible as long as the possible is possible.”

Reading for 12/3

Sorry for the very late post this week. Tomorrow we’re discussing Alejandro’s piece “Two Styles of Anti-Statist Subjectivity”, which is short but worthwhile. Don’t forget we start at 7pm now!

And also remember that this Saturday, December 7th is the 2019 BASTARD Conference, to be held from 3-9pm at The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. Presenting this year are Wolfi Landstreicher (Apio Ludd), Jason McQuinn, and a bunch of other members and friends of the Study Group. If you have more questions visit or email