Saturday 8 February 2020

Praise for Stratagem of the Corpse

‘Gary J. Shipley explores the intensities of his meticulously-constructed, artificial insanity with a philosophical and literary elegance that is truly exceptional. This is a book that evidently triumphs in its primary directive, of making Baudrillard, once again, necessary.’

—Nick Land, Author of The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism

‘This is not a book “about” Baudrillard. It is a book infected with the necrotic spirit of Baudrillard’s post-orgiastic thought, as well as the transgressive spirits of those who infected him in turn (Bataille especially). Moreover, this act of virulent channeling is so artfully and intelligently performed by Shipley that the entire text becomes an occasion to keep the black flame of thanato-poetic theoria “alive,” as it were (and ironically enough), to trouble and provoke another generation of readers. Baudrillard himself would no doubt approve of this especially brilliant and audacious literary and philosophical act of strategic fatalism.’ 

—Dominic Pettman, Professor of Culture and Media, New School, USA, and Author of After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion

‘Shipley’s book about dying with Baudrillard, of death becoming Baudrillardian, is testament to the growing realisation that Baudrillard’s philosophy is only becoming more relevant – perhaps one day this century will be known as Baudrillardian.’

Richard G. Smith, Author of The Baudrillard Dictionary

‘There is extraordinary power behind those books which ask the wrong questions, perfecting the art of imperfection by taking thought toward death itself. Gary J. Shipley’s reflections on Baudrillard and beyond are of this same rare quality of elegant disturbance: they wrest the fatal imagination elsewhere and otherwise, between death and the dying; among enigmatic corpses and unnameable catastrophes; through varied meditations on decay, apocalypse, chance, obscenity, mutilation, vertigo and terror.’

—Jason Mohaghegh, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Babson College, USA, and Author of The Chaotic Imagination; Omnicide: Mania, Fatality, and the Future-in-Delirium; and Night: A Philosophy of the After-Dark

Tuesday 12 June 2018

The Biomorphic Horror of Everyday Life

Papers include David Roden's

"The Biomorphic Horror of Everyday Life: Unbinding Subjects in David Cronenberg and Gary J Shipley" 

Monday 7 May 2018

Praise for 30 Fake Beheadings

“30 Fake Beheadings is the last film guide you'll need. The films Gary J. Shipley describes don't exist, but the descriptions are deadly: they'll take your head off. As you're beheaded, you'll see what he's made: a frightening, fucking funny sequel to the world – and films – you used to know.”

– Derek McCormack