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Rebecca Falkoff

Apr 22, 2022


A Discussion with Rebecca Falkoff

New Books Network 2022

Kim talks to Rebecca Falkoff about hoarding.

Her book on hoarding, Possessed, will be coming out with Cornell University press in April of 2021.

In the episode, she references Giorgio Agamben’s Stanze: La parola e il fantasma nella cutltura occidentale, translated into English as Stanzas: Words and Phantasm in Western Culture. by Ronald L. Martinez (University of Minnesota Press, 1993). And Arjun Appadurai’s essay, “Mediants, Materiality, Normativity.” Public Culture 27 no. 2 (2015) doi: 10.1215/08992363-2841832

Rebecca is an assistant professor of Italian studies at NYU.

She also has a blog on hoarding that you might want to check out:

The image is the future cover of Possessed. Painting by Carey Lin, Untitled (Screen shot 2009-10-19 at 1.20.48), 2011, Oil on canvas, 15 x 22 in. from the series Hardly nothing to do without

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