PoMoCats

an interdisciplinary poststructuralist and only somewhat absurdist
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Happy world cat day!

As another millennium approaches, even scholarly discourse seems to echo the apocalypticism expressed in popular culture. Certainly, the proliferation of “posts” - industrialism, colonialism, modernism, feminism, Marxism, and even history, theory, and postmodernism itself - betokens a sense of change with regard to the once secure intellectual foundations of modernist scholarship. Among professional historians these fears have focused upon the implications of postmodernism for the writing of history agree upon its chief consequence. Postmodernist theory questions what history can be, both as a real past and a discourse about it. 

Robert Berkhofer (1997). “Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse.” Chapter 1.

[Image credit to Joao Domingues and this beautiful album]

Happy world cat day!

As another millennium approaches, even scholarly discourse seems to echo the apocalypticism expressed in popular culture. Certainly, the proliferation of “posts” - industrialism, colonialism, modernism, feminism, Marxism, and even history, theory, and postmodernism itself - betokens a sense of change with regard to the once secure intellectual foundations of modernist scholarship. Among professional historians these fears have focused upon the implications of postmodernism for the writing of history agree upon its chief consequence. Postmodernist theory questions what history can be, both as a real past and a discourse about it. 

Robert Berkhofer (1997). “Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse.” Chapter 1.

[Image credit to Joao Domingues and this beautiful album]

Separatist cat memes keep spreading as Donetsk region, a separatist territory unrecognized by Ukraine, announces that it will not recognize the government in Kiev.

Separatist cat memes keep spreading as Donetsk region, a separatist territory unrecognized by Ukraine, announces that it will not recognize the government in Kiev.

Today a chaotic and apparently ill-administered vote took place in parts of eastern Ukraine in a referendum over self-rule, organised by pro-Russian separatists.


The poll, in the Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk) regions, has been condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West. The separatists have ignored calls from the side of Russia to delay the referendum.

Ballot papers in Ukrainian and Russian ask one question: “Do you support the Act of State Self-rule of the Donetsk People’s Republic/Luhansk People’s Republic?”

The Calvert Journal  has featured separatist pets which have flooded the internet in the last days. 

The orange-and-black St. George Ribbon stands for Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany, and has become a symbol of Ukrainian pro-Russian separatism as well.

Today a chaotic and apparently ill-administered vote took place in parts of eastern Ukraine in a referendum over self-rule, organised by pro-Russian separatists.

The poll, in the Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk) regions, has been condemned by the Ukrainian government and the West. The separatists have ignored calls from the side of Russia to delay the referendum.

Ballot papers in Ukrainian and Russian ask one question: “Do you support the Act of State Self-rule of the Donetsk People’s Republic/Luhansk People’s Republic?”

The Calvert Journal  has featured separatist pets which have flooded the internet in the last days. 

The orange-and-black St. George Ribbon stands for Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany, and has become a symbol of Ukrainian pro-Russian separatism as well.

Continuing on the peer review theme in this overview of academic tumblrs, courtesy of gradschoolragecomics 

Continuing on the peer review theme in this overview of academic tumblrs, courtesy of gradschoolragecomics 

Courtesy of academiccoachtaylor, a wonderfully inspiration blog about the perils of phd’s, publications, books, advisers.

Courtesy of academiccoachtaylor, a wonderfully inspiration blog about the perils of phd’s, publications, books, advisers.

When you submit an article to a Taylor and Francis peer-review academic journal, the online system for copyright and proof submissions is called CATS (Central Article Tracking System). Hardly a coincidence.

When you submit an article to a Taylor and Francis peer-review academic journal, the online system for copyright and proof submissions is called CATS (Central Article Tracking System). Hardly a coincidence.

Phd student supervises a master student

Writing a paper with a 1st year PhD student

researchinprogress:

Writing paper with a 1st year phd student
by Jilles

stickyembraces: Alice in post-structuralist land

stickyembraces: Alice in post-structuralist land

Courtesy of heymichelfoucault

Courtesy of heymichelfoucault

If found, …

If found, …

Natalya Poklonskaya, Crimean attorney general appointed in the last months of chaos in Ukraine, has made it to websites like “Know your meme” and is now an internationally renowned internet character. Here’s a collection of images.

pomocats emerging once more. welcome back!

pomocats emerging once more. welcome back!

(Source: futureisfailed, via invisible-red-thread)

Courtesy of the ingenious heymichelfoucault blog. Uniting Ryan Gosling Hey Girl memes with Foucauldian theory - so much reproductive power at play. 

Courtesy of the ingenious heymichelfoucault blog. Uniting Ryan Gosling Hey Girl memes with Foucauldian theory - so much reproductive power at play.