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New publication: Bergman on alienation and creativity

Appraisal, the journal of the British Personalist Forum, recently published my article on two films by Ingmar Bergman with questions of anxiety, alienation, and creativity. When the main character of Hour of the Wolf pursues his art at the expense of his romantic relationship is his calling a liberating or demonic force? More: British Personalist …

Presencing the writer: Jon Fosse and ecstatic communion

Vernon Press recently published my essay discussing Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse‘s notion of the immanent writer in relation to film (A Clockwork Orange and Naked) in a collection edited by Simon Smith and Anna Castriota: Looking at the Sun: New Writings in Modern Personalism. Get a 10% discount on the volume by using code 10PCAGNODH on …

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Life’s ugliness must be torn to pieces
Until beauty — totality can grow from its soil.
Thus we are two, my poem and I: a claw,
The two of us, one will.

From Elmer Diktonius, “Jaguaren” (in Hårda Sånger, 1922)