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Shannon M Bell

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Department of Politics

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S633
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 88826
Email: shanbell@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/shanbell/
Attached CV: http://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/Shannon-Bell-POLS-CV-July-2018.pdf

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Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who-lives-and-writes philosophy-in-action. Bell is a Professor in York University’s Political Science Department, Toronto, Canada.

Her books include: Fast Feminism (Autonomedia, 2010), Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press 1994); Whore Carnival (Autonomedia1995); Bad Attitude/s on Trial coauthored with Brenda Cossman, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press 1997); New Socialisms eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and Richard Westra (Routledge 2004).

Bell's areas of interest include continental political theory, cyber politics and digital theory, aesthetics and politics, psychoanalysis, feminism.

Bell is currently working on shooting theory––video-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger’s ‘stillness’, Husserl’s ‘epoché’, Batiallian ‘waste’ and ‘expenditure’, Weil’s ‘attention’, Deleuzian ‘deterritorialization’, Virilio’s ‘vision machine’ and ‘accident’, Levinas’ ‘elemental’ and Mallin’s ‘sinuosity’.

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Degrees

Ph.D, Political Science, York University
M.A., Political Science, York University
B.A. (Hons.), Political Science, University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

Arts and Culture , Gender Issues, Aesthetics, Technology and Media, Psychology, Political Science

Current Research Projects

Shooting Theory

    Summary:

    Since 2007 I have been working on Shooting Theory – bringing together digital video technology and print textual philosophy/theory through imaging philosophical/theoretical concepts. The intended end product is a scalar and print book.

    Description:

    To date I have produced fourteen image texts (print and film):
    2007 Martin Heidegger – Dynamic Stillness, 40 days and nights of sunrise and sunset, Judean Desert
    2008 Edmund Husserl – Epoché Reflections and Blind Residuum Caves, Judean Desert, Negev, Golan, and Galilee https://vimeo.com/21341729
    2009 George Bataille and Simone Weil – Beautiful Waste: Dead Sea Sinkholes, Dead Sea, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDtr_8n54Cg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFfwa483A4
    2009 Paul Virilio – ‘Camel Vision Machine’ (Wadi Ram- Jordian Desert)
    2010 Gilles Deleuze – Shooting the Blur: the Syrian state, the Israeli state, the British state, the Jordanian state, Golan, North shore of the Dead Sea, Abu Dis, Jerusalem, Gilo/ Beit Jala https://vimeo.com/24035994
    2011 Jacques Lacan and Paul Virilio-‘Imaging Time and the Real’
    2012 Emmanuel Levinas – Shooting the Elemental, Aleyska and Seward Highways, Girdwood, Whittier and Prince William Sound\ Lake George Valley, Lake George Glacier,Colony Glacier, Whiteout Glacier and Surprise Glacier, Alaska https://vimeo.com/42109865
    2012 Walter Benjamin – Flâneuring Ancient Arcade Ruins, Israel/Palestine. https://vimeo.com/46174007
    2013 Martin Heidegger – Flashes of Perception - Pangnirtung, Cumberland Sound, Saniru in Baffin Island, Eastern Arctic https://vimeo.com/71183979
    2013 Samuel Mallin – The Sinuous Turn, Ancient Minoan lines, Gournia, Knosos, Malia, Phaestos in Crete https://vimeo.com/77701915
    2014 Alain Badiou and Hindu Theory of Numbers, Shooting Zero in ancient lands. Salt Icon of Zero in Israel and India https://vimeo.com/115414403
    2015 Georges Bataille, Expenditure in Mount Etna https://vimeo.com/150547004
    2016 Object Oriented Ontology and Alfred Korzybski, Niagara Falls is the Thing
    https://vimeo.com/193419039
    2017 Alfred North Whitehead, Green as Eternal Object
    https://vimeo.com/232585451

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    Role: To bring digital technology and political theory together.

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2007

    End Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2020

Books

Publication
Year

2017 [Republished in The Canadian 150 Collection] Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell, Becki Ross, Bad Attitude\s on Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). My contribution includes Ch. 5 "On ne Peut voir l’image,”. pp.199-242 [43 pages] and half of the “Introduction” pp.3-47 [22 pages]

2017

2016 Gad Horowitz and Shannon Bell, eds. The Book of Radical General Semantics (Delhi: Pencraft International) [243 pages].

2016

2013 Shannon Bell and Peter Kulchyski, eds. Subversive Itinerary: The Thought of Gad Horowitz. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) [349 pages].

2013

2010 Fast Feminism: Speed Philosophy, Pornography, and Politics (New York: Autonomedia). [198 pages] The manuscript received a $7000 publishing grant from the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme (ASPP) Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006 based on three international reader’s reviews. Nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Outstanding Scholarship Prize 2011.

2010

2004 Robert Albriitton , John Bell , Shannon Bell, Richard Westra, eds. New Socialisms. (New York: Routledge) [267 pages].

2004

2001 Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Tokyo, Japan: Seikyusha)
ISBN: 9784787231826 [348 pages]; Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body.
(Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994). [229 pages].

2001

2000 Whore Carnival (Tokyo: Japan: Seikyusha) ISBN: 9784807400119 [355 pages];
Whore Carnival (New York: Autonomedia, 1995) [287 pages].

2000

1997 Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell, Becki Ross, Bad Attitude\s on
Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). My contribution includes Ch. 5 "On ne Peut voir l’image,”. pp.199-242 [43 pages] and half of the “Introduction” pp.3-47 [22 pages]

1997

1995 Whore Carnival. (New York: Autonomedia)

1995

1994 Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) [229 pages]

1994

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2018 “The Ugly Gaze,” On the Politics of Ugliness, eds. Ela Przybylo and Sara Rodrigues (New York: Palgrave Macmillan ), 411-26.

2018

2018 “‘Dialectics at a Standstill’ – CONSTELACIONES in the Atacama Desert,”
Return Atacama Digital Book, eds. Roewan Crowe and Helene Vosters (New York: Hemi Press) [forthcoming 2018].

2018

2018 “Fouring in Echoes,” Return Atacama Digital Book, eds. Roewan Crowe and Helene Vosters (New York: Hemi Press) [forthcoming 2018].

2018

2018 “Fluid Truth,” Solitary Pleasures, ed. Marquard Smith (London: Live Art Development Agency), 42-63. (Excerpted reprint of 2014 “Fluid Truth,” InterAlia. A Journal of Queer Studies special issue Bodily Fluids).

2018

2018 “Stelarc: HyperObject,” Stelarc. Stretched Skin—Obsolete, Uncertain and Indifferent Body, ed. Håvve Fjell (Oslo, Norway: PS Media) 235-9.

2018

2017 “Kira O’Reilly: Techné of Anxiety,” Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies), eds. Harriet Curtis & Martin Hargreaves (London and Bristol: Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books), 114-135.

2017

2016 “Facing the Elemental: Amanda Boetzkes, Emmanuel Levinas and Shooting Theory,” Blue Plastic Marble. Catalyst: Amanda Boetzkes, ed. Ted Hiebert (Victoria and Seattle: Noxious Sector Press), 125-39.

2016

2016 “Philosophizing with a Scalpel. From Nietzsche to Nina Arsenault,” The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & the Network-Centric Condition, eds. Dan Mellamphy and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (Brooklyn: Punctum), 236-248.

2016

2015 "Guy Ben-Ary, The Work of Accelerated Fastness" Nervoplastica: Guy Ben-Ary. Bio-Robotic Art and Its Cultural Contexts ed. Ryszard Kluszczynski (Gdansk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art), [English and Polish pp.98-135]

2015

2013 Chapter 8. “Gad ben Rachel ve Aharon: Parrhesiastes,” Subversive Itinerary: The Thought of Gad Horowitz, ed. Shannon Bell and Peter Kulchyski (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), [pp.133-155].

2013

2013 “The Accident of Art,” The Virilio Dictionary, ed. John Armitage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) [pp.19-22, 1000 words].

2013

2013 “Fast Feminism,” The Virilio Dictionary, ed. John Armitage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), [pp.83-85, 1000 words].

2013

2012 “Nina Arsenault: Fast Feminist Object a,” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, ed. Judith Rudakoff (UK: Intellect Books) [pp.93-108].

2012

2010 “The Fungi Dress - A Living Garment, Interview with Donna Franklin” Fashion Statements, Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy & Culture Series, eds. Ron Scapp & Brian Seitz (New York: Suny Press).

2010

2010 “Victimless Leather - A Prototype of Stitch-less Jacket grown in a Technoscientific Body,” Tissue Culture & Art Project, Interview with Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr,” Fashion Statements, Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy & Culture Series, eds. Ron Scapp & Brian Seitz (New York: Suny Press).

2010

2008 “Istvan Kantor: Machinery Execution,” Cinematic Folds: the furling and unfurling of images, ed. Firoza Elavia (Toronto: Pleasure Dome).

2008

2006 “Levinas and Alterity Politics,” Difficult Justice. Comments on Levinas and Politics, eds. Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) , pp.111-126.

2006

2004 “Post-PornPost-Anti Porn: Queer Socialist Pornography,” New Socialisms, eds. Robert Albriitton, John Bell, Shannon Bell, Richard Westra, (Routledge), pp. 139-156.

2004

2002 “Liquid Fire,” Jane Sexes it Up, ed. Lisa Johnson. (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows) , pp. 327-45.

2002

2000 "Feminist Ejaculations,” in, eds. Barbara Crow and Lise Gotell. Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader (Scarborough: Prentice Hall), pp.276-281.

2000

2000 "Feminist EroticaEroticism,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, ed. Lorraine Code (London: Routledge) [450 words]

2000

2000 "Gayle Rubin,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, ed. Lorraine Code (London: Routledge) [450 words]

2000

2000 “Justice and Law: Passion, Power, Prejudice and so-called Pedophilia,” Law As A Gendering Practice, eds. Dorothy Chunn and Dany Lacombe (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp. 40-59.

2000

1999 “Rewriting the Prostitute Body,” Women and Values. Readings in Recent Feminist Philosophy, 3rd edition, ed. Marilyn Pearsall (Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company), pp.144-6 (reprints from Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body.

1999

1998 Chapter 16. “The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood, Work and Ideas,” Women and Revolution: Global Expressions, ed. Marie Josephine Diamond (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 339-335 reprint.

1998

1997 “Performing Theory: Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlet,” Feminism and New Democracy, ed. Jodi Dean (London: Sage Press), pp.198-209.

1997

1997 “Doing Time in the Bardo,” The Eight Technologies of Otherness, ed. Sue Golding (London: Routledge) pp.333-42.

1997

1996 “Rewriting the Prostitute Body: Prostitute Perspectives,” pp.99-103, 106-12, 114-15, 117, 120-6, 128-31, 135-6 of Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body reprinted in Women and the Law, eds. Mary Joe Fugg, Jerry Fugg and Judi Greenberg (Foundation Press).

1996

1992 “Tomb of the Sacred Prostitute: The Symposium,” Shadow of Spirit, Postmodernism and Religion, eds. Philippa Berry and Andrew Wernick (London & New York: Routledge), pp.198-210.

1992

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

2000 "Julia O'Connell Davidson. Prostitution, Power and Freedom." A Review. Sexualities Vol 3(1), pp.108-113.

2000

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

2017 Shannon Bell and Gad Horowitz , “Expenditure – Mount Etna: Walking with Bataille,”
Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No. 5, 2016-17, Spring, 95-102.

2017

2016 Shannon Bell and Gad Horowitz, “Salt Icon of Zero: Shooting Zero in Ancient Lands,” Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No. 4, 2016-17, Autumn, 45-51.

2016

2016 “Shooting Theory – An Accident of Fast Feminism,” video and transcript of talk, Transversing Technologies, eds. Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade, The Scholar & Feminist Online Journal, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Issue 13.3 - 14.1. http://sfonline.barnard.edu/traversing-technologies/shannon-bell-shooting-theory/

2016

2014 “Shooting Theory,” Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No 2 (2014), 39-44.

2014

2014 “Fragment of a Case of Posthysteria: D’or Owns the Jewel,” Hysteria Manifest: Cultural Lives of a Great Disorder, eds. Ela Przybylo and Derrit Mason, Special Issue of English Studies Canada (ESC), Vol 40.1, March, 189-210.

2014

2014 “Fluid Truth,” InterAlia. A Journal of Queer Studies special issue Bodily Fluids, edited by Kamillea Aghtan, Michael O’Rourke and Karin Sellberg, #9 (2014), 49-71. http://interalia.org.pl/en/artykuly/current_issue_2014_9.htm

2014

2013 “Out of Skin,” Filozofski vestnik International, the online international edition of Filozofski vestnik http://filozofskivestnikonline.com, print Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, 2012, pp. 119-26.

2013

2008 ”Biokino: The Living Screen,” Prefix Photo, Vol 18. Nov.

2008

2002 “Fast Feminism,” Journal of Contemporary Thought, 14 (Winter 2001), pp.93-112.

2002

2001 “Robin Sharpe’s Perverse Aesthetic,” Constitutional Forum, Vol. 12, No.1, pp.30-9.

2001

1998 "Aphrodite of the Market Place: Fetishism, Value and Sexual Pragmatism," Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.134-140.

1998

1998 "The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood, Work and Ideas,” Women and Revolution: Global Expressions 1998, ed M.J. Diamond (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.339-355. Reprint

1998

1995 “Pictures don’t lie. Pictures tell it all,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 6,
no. 2, pp.284-321

1995

1995 “Performing Theory: Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlot,” Philosophy and Social
Criticism, Vol, 21, no.3, pp.79-92.

1995

1990 “The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood,
Work and Ideas,” Dialectical Anthropology, Special Issue on Women and Revolution,
Vol. 15, pp. 249-58 [9 pages]

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010, “Shooting the Blur,” keynote address, Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, September.

2010

2008 “Epoché and Residuum as HD Cave Art,” Image and Imagery - Re-making, Re-writing, Re-discovery, 5th Biennial International Conference, Brock University, October.

2008

2008 “Gad ben Aharon ve Rachel: Parrhesiastes,” Contemporary Critical Theory in Canada: Essays in Honour of Gad Horowitz, Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, June.

2008

2007 “Dynamic Stillness: Imaging Stillness @ The Dead Sea. A Bringing Together of Performance and Heideggerian Philosophy,” CADE Computer Art and Design Education International Conference, Central TAFE, Perth, September.

2007

2005 ”Two Phalluses & Big Toe: Tissue Engineered Art Objects,” ‘New Species’ Break 2.3, 8th International Festival of Independent Artists, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nov.

2005

2004 “Ancient, Modern and Post Human Tissue,” Reclaiming Politics in Sites of Enactment: The Body, Cyberspace, Knowledge, Cultural Typhoon, 2nd International Symposium, University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, July

2004

2004 “Gender BioTerrorism,” Activism, Feminism, Formalism BioDifference, SameDifference, BEAP (Biennale of Electronic Art Perth), The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Sept.

2004

2004 ”Out of Skin,” ‘Old and New Forms: A Post-Traditional Technography of World Media Arts,’ New Forms Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Oct.

2004

2004 “Out of Skin: Time, Being, Growing,” ‘Security Bytes,’ New Securities Forum, Department of Politics, Lancaster University, July.

2004

2004 ”Time, Being, Growing,” ‘Creative Connections Symposium,’ BEAP (Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth), Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, Sept.

2004

2003 ”Fast Bodies and Cyber Humans,’ Modernism and Technology ‘Rethinking Modernity,’ The Forum on Contemporary Theory, 6th International Convention, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, Dec.

2003

2003 ”Post-Porn, Post Anti-Porn’ New Socialisms ‘Marxism and the World Stage,’ Rethinking Marxism’s 5th International Gala Conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nov.

2003

2003 ”The Female Phallus. Something to See,” Body Modification: Changing Bodies, Changing Selves, Department of Critical and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, April.

2003

2002 “Levinasian Pragmatics,” Levinas and the Political International Conference, York University and University of Toronto, September.

2002

2002 “Queer Socialist Porn,” Towards New Socialisms Conference, York University, June.

2002

2001 “Fast Feminism: At the Margins of Globalization,” The Human Condition Series 2010 -- Globalization and Culture, Paideia Retreat, Carleton University.

2001

2001 “Fast Feminism: Post Porn and the Conquest of the Narcissistic Barrier” ‘Critical Boundaries: Reconceiving Space and Identity in Contemporary Europe,’ Immaterial Cultures, The University of Leeds

2001

2001 “Levinas's Postmodern Ethics,” The Ethical Turn in Literary and Cultural Studies 4th International Conference, Utkal University of Culture in Bhubaneswar, India, December.

2001

2001 “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Political Science Association, ‘Time and Forgiveness’ (all day session co-organized with Gad Horowitz)

2001

2000 “A Feminist Bataille,” The Australian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of New South Wales

2000

2000 “Abject Class,” ‘The Party's Not Over, Marxism 2000,’ Rethinking Marxism, Association for Economic and Social Analysis.

2000

2000 “Fast Feminism: A posthysterical postmanifesto” Crossing Borders, The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, SUNY/Stonev Brook

2000

2000 “The Will to Laughter,” Georges Bataille, Community, Transgression and Excess Center for Theory, Politics and Culture, Trent University, Peterbourgh

2000

2000 “Turning Over Woman,” TurningsSvolteKehrenTournants in Philosophy, Culture and Arts at the Turn of the Century, Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici, Naples

2000

2000 “Violent Feminism” Canadian Political Science Association International Political Science Association Quebec City, co-organizer with Gad Horowitz of an all day session ‘Philosophy and Violence Violent Philosophy’

2000

1999 “Fast Feminism,” Protesting Globalization, Transforming Cultures, University of Technology, Sydney

1999

1999 “Fast Theory, Recombinant Ex[change],” International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

1999

1999 “Scribbling in Time,” Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Political Science Association, co-organizer with Gad Horowitz of an all day session ‘Speed Theory’

1999

1999 “Witnessing the Other\ Others as Witness,” Addressing Levinas: Ethics, Phenomenology and the Judaic Tradition, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia

1999

1998 “Deconstruction: The Politics of Neo-Pragmatism, a Neo-Marxian Reconfiguration,” ‘Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition and Innovation, Haifa University,’ International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition and Innovation, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

1998

1998 “Marcuse and Virilio: Speed and Messianic Time,” The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse International Conference, University of California, Berkeley

1998

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

2007 “Dynamic Stillness: Imaging Stillness @ The Dead Sea. A Bringing Together of Performance and Heideggerian Philosophy,” CADE Computer Art and Design Education International Conference Proceedings (ISBN 1740675304), pp.17-22.

2007

2004 “Out of Skin: Time, Being, Growing - Thinking with Heidegger,” QI and Complexity, Consciousness Reframed 2004: 6th International Research Conference, art and consciousness in the post-biological era, pp.23-29.

2004



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/POLS4071 3.0 M The Politics of Cyberspace SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/POLS3070 3.0 M Psychology and Politics LECT
Winter 2021 GS/POLS6087 3.0 M Politics of Aesthetics SEMR


Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who-lives-and-writes philosophy-in-action. Bell is a Professor in York University’s Political Science Department, Toronto, Canada.

Her books include: Fast Feminism (Autonomedia, 2010), Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press 1994); Whore Carnival (Autonomedia1995); Bad Attitude/s on Trial coauthored with Brenda Cossman, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press 1997); New Socialisms eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and Richard Westra (Routledge 2004).

Bell's areas of interest include continental political theory, cyber politics and digital theory, aesthetics and politics, psychoanalysis, feminism.

Bell is currently working on shooting theory––video-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger’s ‘stillness’, Husserl’s ‘epoché’, Batiallian ‘waste’ and ‘expenditure’, Weil’s ‘attention’, Deleuzian ‘deterritorialization’, Virilio’s ‘vision machine’ and ‘accident’, Levinas’ ‘elemental’ and Mallin’s ‘sinuosity’.

Degrees

Ph.D, Political Science, York University
M.A., Political Science, York University
B.A. (Hons.), Political Science, University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

Arts and Culture , Gender Issues, Aesthetics, Technology and Media, Psychology, Political Science

Current Research Projects

Shooting Theory

    Summary:

    Since 2007 I have been working on Shooting Theory – bringing together digital video technology and print textual philosophy/theory through imaging philosophical/theoretical concepts. The intended end product is a scalar and print book.

    Description:

    To date I have produced fourteen image texts (print and film):
    2007 Martin Heidegger – Dynamic Stillness, 40 days and nights of sunrise and sunset, Judean Desert
    2008 Edmund Husserl – Epoché Reflections and Blind Residuum Caves, Judean Desert, Negev, Golan, and Galilee https://vimeo.com/21341729
    2009 George Bataille and Simone Weil – Beautiful Waste: Dead Sea Sinkholes, Dead Sea, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDtr_8n54Cg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFfwa483A4
    2009 Paul Virilio – ‘Camel Vision Machine’ (Wadi Ram- Jordian Desert)
    2010 Gilles Deleuze – Shooting the Blur: the Syrian state, the Israeli state, the British state, the Jordanian state, Golan, North shore of the Dead Sea, Abu Dis, Jerusalem, Gilo/ Beit Jala https://vimeo.com/24035994
    2011 Jacques Lacan and Paul Virilio-‘Imaging Time and the Real’
    2012 Emmanuel Levinas – Shooting the Elemental, Aleyska and Seward Highways, Girdwood, Whittier and Prince William Sound\ Lake George Valley, Lake George Glacier,Colony Glacier, Whiteout Glacier and Surprise Glacier, Alaska https://vimeo.com/42109865
    2012 Walter Benjamin – Flâneuring Ancient Arcade Ruins, Israel/Palestine. https://vimeo.com/46174007
    2013 Martin Heidegger – Flashes of Perception - Pangnirtung, Cumberland Sound, Saniru in Baffin Island, Eastern Arctic https://vimeo.com/71183979
    2013 Samuel Mallin – The Sinuous Turn, Ancient Minoan lines, Gournia, Knosos, Malia, Phaestos in Crete https://vimeo.com/77701915
    2014 Alain Badiou and Hindu Theory of Numbers, Shooting Zero in ancient lands. Salt Icon of Zero in Israel and India https://vimeo.com/115414403
    2015 Georges Bataille, Expenditure in Mount Etna https://vimeo.com/150547004
    2016 Object Oriented Ontology and Alfred Korzybski, Niagara Falls is the Thing
    https://vimeo.com/193419039
    2017 Alfred North Whitehead, Green as Eternal Object
    https://vimeo.com/232585451

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: To bring digital technology and political theory together.

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2007

    End Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2020

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2018 “The Ugly Gaze,” On the Politics of Ugliness, eds. Ela Przybylo and Sara Rodrigues (New York: Palgrave Macmillan ), 411-26.

2018

2018 “‘Dialectics at a Standstill’ – CONSTELACIONES in the Atacama Desert,”
Return Atacama Digital Book, eds. Roewan Crowe and Helene Vosters (New York: Hemi Press) [forthcoming 2018].

2018

2018 “Fouring in Echoes,” Return Atacama Digital Book, eds. Roewan Crowe and Helene Vosters (New York: Hemi Press) [forthcoming 2018].

2018

2018 “Fluid Truth,” Solitary Pleasures, ed. Marquard Smith (London: Live Art Development Agency), 42-63. (Excerpted reprint of 2014 “Fluid Truth,” InterAlia. A Journal of Queer Studies special issue Bodily Fluids).

2018

2018 “Stelarc: HyperObject,” Stelarc. Stretched Skin—Obsolete, Uncertain and Indifferent Body, ed. Håvve Fjell (Oslo, Norway: PS Media) 235-9.

2018

2017 “Kira O’Reilly: Techné of Anxiety,” Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies), eds. Harriet Curtis & Martin Hargreaves (London and Bristol: Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books), 114-135.

2017

2016 “Facing the Elemental: Amanda Boetzkes, Emmanuel Levinas and Shooting Theory,” Blue Plastic Marble. Catalyst: Amanda Boetzkes, ed. Ted Hiebert (Victoria and Seattle: Noxious Sector Press), 125-39.

2016

2016 “Philosophizing with a Scalpel. From Nietzsche to Nina Arsenault,” The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & the Network-Centric Condition, eds. Dan Mellamphy and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (Brooklyn: Punctum), 236-248.

2016

2015 "Guy Ben-Ary, The Work of Accelerated Fastness" Nervoplastica: Guy Ben-Ary. Bio-Robotic Art and Its Cultural Contexts ed. Ryszard Kluszczynski (Gdansk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art), [English and Polish pp.98-135]

2015

2013 Chapter 8. “Gad ben Rachel ve Aharon: Parrhesiastes,” Subversive Itinerary: The Thought of Gad Horowitz, ed. Shannon Bell and Peter Kulchyski (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), [pp.133-155].

2013

2013 “The Accident of Art,” The Virilio Dictionary, ed. John Armitage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) [pp.19-22, 1000 words].

2013

2013 “Fast Feminism,” The Virilio Dictionary, ed. John Armitage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), [pp.83-85, 1000 words].

2013

2012 “Nina Arsenault: Fast Feminist Object a,” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, ed. Judith Rudakoff (UK: Intellect Books) [pp.93-108].

2012

2010 “The Fungi Dress - A Living Garment, Interview with Donna Franklin” Fashion Statements, Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy & Culture Series, eds. Ron Scapp & Brian Seitz (New York: Suny Press).

2010

2010 “Victimless Leather - A Prototype of Stitch-less Jacket grown in a Technoscientific Body,” Tissue Culture & Art Project, Interview with Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr,” Fashion Statements, Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy & Culture Series, eds. Ron Scapp & Brian Seitz (New York: Suny Press).

2010

2008 “Istvan Kantor: Machinery Execution,” Cinematic Folds: the furling and unfurling of images, ed. Firoza Elavia (Toronto: Pleasure Dome).

2008

2006 “Levinas and Alterity Politics,” Difficult Justice. Comments on Levinas and Politics, eds. Asher Horowitz and Gad Horowitz. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) , pp.111-126.

2006

2004 “Post-PornPost-Anti Porn: Queer Socialist Pornography,” New Socialisms, eds. Robert Albriitton, John Bell, Shannon Bell, Richard Westra, (Routledge), pp. 139-156.

2004

2002 “Liquid Fire,” Jane Sexes it Up, ed. Lisa Johnson. (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows) , pp. 327-45.

2002

2000 "Feminist Ejaculations,” in, eds. Barbara Crow and Lise Gotell. Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader (Scarborough: Prentice Hall), pp.276-281.

2000

2000 "Feminist EroticaEroticism,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, ed. Lorraine Code (London: Routledge) [450 words]

2000

2000 "Gayle Rubin,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, ed. Lorraine Code (London: Routledge) [450 words]

2000

2000 “Justice and Law: Passion, Power, Prejudice and so-called Pedophilia,” Law As A Gendering Practice, eds. Dorothy Chunn and Dany Lacombe (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp. 40-59.

2000

1999 “Rewriting the Prostitute Body,” Women and Values. Readings in Recent Feminist Philosophy, 3rd edition, ed. Marilyn Pearsall (Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company), pp.144-6 (reprints from Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body.

1999

1998 Chapter 16. “The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood, Work and Ideas,” Women and Revolution: Global Expressions, ed. Marie Josephine Diamond (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 339-335 reprint.

1998

1997 “Performing Theory: Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlet,” Feminism and New Democracy, ed. Jodi Dean (London: Sage Press), pp.198-209.

1997

1997 “Doing Time in the Bardo,” The Eight Technologies of Otherness, ed. Sue Golding (London: Routledge) pp.333-42.

1997

1996 “Rewriting the Prostitute Body: Prostitute Perspectives,” pp.99-103, 106-12, 114-15, 117, 120-6, 128-31, 135-6 of Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body reprinted in Women and the Law, eds. Mary Joe Fugg, Jerry Fugg and Judi Greenberg (Foundation Press).

1996

1992 “Tomb of the Sacred Prostitute: The Symposium,” Shadow of Spirit, Postmodernism and Religion, eds. Philippa Berry and Andrew Wernick (London & New York: Routledge), pp.198-210.

1992

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

2000 "Julia O'Connell Davidson. Prostitution, Power and Freedom." A Review. Sexualities Vol 3(1), pp.108-113.

2000

Books

Publication
Year

2017 [Republished in The Canadian 150 Collection] Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell, Becki Ross, Bad Attitude\s on Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). My contribution includes Ch. 5 "On ne Peut voir l’image,”. pp.199-242 [43 pages] and half of the “Introduction” pp.3-47 [22 pages]

2017

2016 Gad Horowitz and Shannon Bell, eds. The Book of Radical General Semantics (Delhi: Pencraft International) [243 pages].

2016

2013 Shannon Bell and Peter Kulchyski, eds. Subversive Itinerary: The Thought of Gad Horowitz. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) [349 pages].

2013

2010 Fast Feminism: Speed Philosophy, Pornography, and Politics (New York: Autonomedia). [198 pages] The manuscript received a $7000 publishing grant from the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme (ASPP) Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006 based on three international reader’s reviews. Nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Outstanding Scholarship Prize 2011.

2010

2004 Robert Albriitton , John Bell , Shannon Bell, Richard Westra, eds. New Socialisms. (New York: Routledge) [267 pages].

2004

2001 Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Tokyo, Japan: Seikyusha)
ISBN: 9784787231826 [348 pages]; Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body.
(Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994). [229 pages].

2001

2000 Whore Carnival (Tokyo: Japan: Seikyusha) ISBN: 9784807400119 [355 pages];
Whore Carnival (New York: Autonomedia, 1995) [287 pages].

2000

1997 Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell, Becki Ross, Bad Attitude\s on
Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). My contribution includes Ch. 5 "On ne Peut voir l’image,”. pp.199-242 [43 pages] and half of the “Introduction” pp.3-47 [22 pages]

1997

1995 Whore Carnival. (New York: Autonomedia)

1995

1994 Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) [229 pages]

1994

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

2017 Shannon Bell and Gad Horowitz , “Expenditure – Mount Etna: Walking with Bataille,”
Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No. 5, 2016-17, Spring, 95-102.

2017

2016 Shannon Bell and Gad Horowitz, “Salt Icon of Zero: Shooting Zero in Ancient Lands,” Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No. 4, 2016-17, Autumn, 45-51.

2016

2016 “Shooting Theory – An Accident of Fast Feminism,” video and transcript of talk, Transversing Technologies, eds. Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade, The Scholar & Feminist Online Journal, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Issue 13.3 - 14.1. http://sfonline.barnard.edu/traversing-technologies/shannon-bell-shooting-theory/

2016

2014 “Shooting Theory,” Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No 2 (2014), 39-44.

2014

2014 “Fragment of a Case of Posthysteria: D’or Owns the Jewel,” Hysteria Manifest: Cultural Lives of a Great Disorder, eds. Ela Przybylo and Derrit Mason, Special Issue of English Studies Canada (ESC), Vol 40.1, March, 189-210.

2014

2014 “Fluid Truth,” InterAlia. A Journal of Queer Studies special issue Bodily Fluids, edited by Kamillea Aghtan, Michael O’Rourke and Karin Sellberg, #9 (2014), 49-71. http://interalia.org.pl/en/artykuly/current_issue_2014_9.htm

2014

2013 “Out of Skin,” Filozofski vestnik International, the online international edition of Filozofski vestnik http://filozofskivestnikonline.com, print Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, 2012, pp. 119-26.

2013

2008 ”Biokino: The Living Screen,” Prefix Photo, Vol 18. Nov.

2008

2002 “Fast Feminism,” Journal of Contemporary Thought, 14 (Winter 2001), pp.93-112.

2002

2001 “Robin Sharpe’s Perverse Aesthetic,” Constitutional Forum, Vol. 12, No.1, pp.30-9.

2001

1998 "Aphrodite of the Market Place: Fetishism, Value and Sexual Pragmatism," Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.134-140.

1998

1998 "The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood, Work and Ideas,” Women and Revolution: Global Expressions 1998, ed M.J. Diamond (Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.339-355. Reprint

1998

1995 “Pictures don’t lie. Pictures tell it all,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 6,
no. 2, pp.284-321

1995

1995 “Performing Theory: Socrates, Sam, Kate and Scarlot,” Philosophy and Social
Criticism, Vol, 21, no.3, pp.79-92.

1995

1990 “The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood,
Work and Ideas,” Dialectical Anthropology, Special Issue on Women and Revolution,
Vol. 15, pp. 249-58 [9 pages]

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010, “Shooting the Blur,” keynote address, Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, September.

2010

2008 “Epoché and Residuum as HD Cave Art,” Image and Imagery - Re-making, Re-writing, Re-discovery, 5th Biennial International Conference, Brock University, October.

2008

2008 “Gad ben Aharon ve Rachel: Parrhesiastes,” Contemporary Critical Theory in Canada: Essays in Honour of Gad Horowitz, Canadian Political Science Association, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, June.

2008

2007 “Dynamic Stillness: Imaging Stillness @ The Dead Sea. A Bringing Together of Performance and Heideggerian Philosophy,” CADE Computer Art and Design Education International Conference, Central TAFE, Perth, September.

2007

2005 ”Two Phalluses & Big Toe: Tissue Engineered Art Objects,” ‘New Species’ Break 2.3, 8th International Festival of Independent Artists, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nov.

2005

2004 “Ancient, Modern and Post Human Tissue,” Reclaiming Politics in Sites of Enactment: The Body, Cyberspace, Knowledge, Cultural Typhoon, 2nd International Symposium, University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, July

2004

2004 “Gender BioTerrorism,” Activism, Feminism, Formalism BioDifference, SameDifference, BEAP (Biennale of Electronic Art Perth), The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Sept.

2004

2004 ”Out of Skin,” ‘Old and New Forms: A Post-Traditional Technography of World Media Arts,’ New Forms Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Oct.

2004

2004 “Out of Skin: Time, Being, Growing,” ‘Security Bytes,’ New Securities Forum, Department of Politics, Lancaster University, July.

2004

2004 ”Time, Being, Growing,” ‘Creative Connections Symposium,’ BEAP (Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth), Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, Sept.

2004

2003 ”Fast Bodies and Cyber Humans,’ Modernism and Technology ‘Rethinking Modernity,’ The Forum on Contemporary Theory, 6th International Convention, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, Dec.

2003

2003 ”Post-Porn, Post Anti-Porn’ New Socialisms ‘Marxism and the World Stage,’ Rethinking Marxism’s 5th International Gala Conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nov.

2003

2003 ”The Female Phallus. Something to See,” Body Modification: Changing Bodies, Changing Selves, Department of Critical and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, April.

2003

2002 “Levinasian Pragmatics,” Levinas and the Political International Conference, York University and University of Toronto, September.

2002

2002 “Queer Socialist Porn,” Towards New Socialisms Conference, York University, June.

2002

2001 “Fast Feminism: At the Margins of Globalization,” The Human Condition Series 2010 -- Globalization and Culture, Paideia Retreat, Carleton University.

2001

2001 “Fast Feminism: Post Porn and the Conquest of the Narcissistic Barrier” ‘Critical Boundaries: Reconceiving Space and Identity in Contemporary Europe,’ Immaterial Cultures, The University of Leeds

2001

2001 “Levinas's Postmodern Ethics,” The Ethical Turn in Literary and Cultural Studies 4th International Conference, Utkal University of Culture in Bhubaneswar, India, December.

2001

2001 “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Political Science Association, ‘Time and Forgiveness’ (all day session co-organized with Gad Horowitz)

2001

2000 “A Feminist Bataille,” The Australian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of New South Wales

2000

2000 “Abject Class,” ‘The Party's Not Over, Marxism 2000,’ Rethinking Marxism, Association for Economic and Social Analysis.

2000

2000 “Fast Feminism: A posthysterical postmanifesto” Crossing Borders, The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, SUNY/Stonev Brook

2000

2000 “The Will to Laughter,” Georges Bataille, Community, Transgression and Excess Center for Theory, Politics and Culture, Trent University, Peterbourgh

2000

2000 “Turning Over Woman,” TurningsSvolteKehrenTournants in Philosophy, Culture and Arts at the Turn of the Century, Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici, Naples

2000

2000 “Violent Feminism” Canadian Political Science Association International Political Science Association Quebec City, co-organizer with Gad Horowitz of an all day session ‘Philosophy and Violence Violent Philosophy’

2000

1999 “Fast Feminism,” Protesting Globalization, Transforming Cultures, University of Technology, Sydney

1999

1999 “Fast Theory, Recombinant Ex[change],” International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

1999

1999 “Scribbling in Time,” Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Political Science Association, co-organizer with Gad Horowitz of an all day session ‘Speed Theory’

1999

1999 “Witnessing the Other\ Others as Witness,” Addressing Levinas: Ethics, Phenomenology and the Judaic Tradition, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia

1999

1998 “Deconstruction: The Politics of Neo-Pragmatism, a Neo-Marxian Reconfiguration,” ‘Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition and Innovation, Haifa University,’ International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition and Innovation, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

1998

1998 “Marcuse and Virilio: Speed and Messianic Time,” The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse International Conference, University of California, Berkeley

1998

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

2007 “Dynamic Stillness: Imaging Stillness @ The Dead Sea. A Bringing Together of Performance and Heideggerian Philosophy,” CADE Computer Art and Design Education International Conference Proceedings (ISBN 1740675304), pp.17-22.

2007

2004 “Out of Skin: Time, Being, Growing - Thinking with Heidegger,” QI and Complexity, Consciousness Reframed 2004: 6th International Research Conference, art and consciousness in the post-biological era, pp.23-29.

2004



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