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MISHANA HOSSEINIOUN

SEX PISTOLS & THE POLIS: THE WEAPON OF THE FEMININE IN ARISTOPHANES’ LYSISTRATA (411 BC) by Mishana Hosseinioun The seductive powers of speech are exhausted quite literally by Aristophanes in his Sex Farce, Lysistrata. When it comes to introducing a … Continue reading

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FILM CRITICISM

Richard Gere in American Gigolo, 1980 DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL: PHALLOCENTRIC ECONOMICS, TRIANGULAR TRADE & OTHER SHADY BUSINESS by Mishana Hosseinioun “All economic organization is homosexual.” — Luce Irigaray Paul Schrader’s erotic thriller, American Gigolo (1980) does much more than simply … Continue reading

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BLACK ON WHITE: READING FANON AGAINST MAPPLETHORPE

BLACK ON WHITE: READING FANON AGAINST MAPPLETHORPE by Mishana Hosseinioun What Robert Mapplethorpe plants in pictures, Frantz Fanon engraves in words. Once placed side-by-side, their respective works appear more radically similar in nature than complementary, and it soon becomes impossible … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY & OTHER MODES OF CRYING AT YOUR OWN FUNERAL

1865 photograph of Lewis Powell who stabbed US Secretary of State William Seward repeatedly in an unsuccessful assassination attempt. Powell was executed along with three other Lincoln assassination conspirators. PHOTOGRAPHY AND OTHER MODES OF CRYING AT YOUR OWN FUNERAL by … Continue reading

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