I am currently organizing three groups. None of these are meant to be “academic” groups. They are meant to be explorative, accessible, and informed by the real-life concerns of the individuals who participate in them. You can join any of these three groups, at any time, through my Patreon page (I will get in touch with you via email soon after you register). Our meetings are usually held on Saturdays or Sundays, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, Eastern Time.

  • Reading Group: Theory – currently meeting twice a month
  • Reading Group: Fiction – meeting once a month
  • Writers’ Group – meeting twice a month

Reading Group: Theory

Ernesto Laclau’s On Populist Reason (Sep – Nov 2021)

  • Sep 12, 2021: “Populism: Ambiguities and Paradoxes” (OPR, pp. 3-20)
  • Sep 26, 2021: “Le Bon: Suggestion and Distorted Representations” (OPR, pp. 21-30)
  • Oct 24, 2021: “Suggestion, Imitation, Identification” (OPR, pp. 31-64)
  • Nov 7, 2021: “The ‘People’ and the Discursive Production of Emptiness” (OPR, pp. 67-128)
  • Nov 21, 2021: “Floating Signifiers and Social Heterogeneity” (OPR, pp. 129-156)
  • Dec 5, 2021: “Populism, Representation and Democracy” (OPR, pp. 157-171)

Past Meetings

Reading Group: Fiction

Upcoming Meeting (Oct 30, 2021): The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (1940)

Writers’ Group

The aim of this group is to energize our individual writing projects through a sense of community and support. We get together once a month to talk about our goals, observations, obstacles, and resources. You don’t need to have a clear or “serious” plan to be a part of this group. You might want to experiment with keeping a diary, or a dream journal, or a blog about films; you might want to keep track of and reflect more systematically on what you read; or, you might want to write a book. In my experience, pursuing any of these goals would benefit from having a group of people with whom you can freely discuss about writing.

  • Sep 19, 2021 (10-11:30 AM)
  • Oct 3, 2021 (10-11:30 AM)
  • Oct 17, 2021 (10-11:30 AM)
  • Forthcoming: Oct 31, 2021 (10-11:30 AM)