Philosophy Mixed: The Body and Culture

By Kimberly Clay
Other Side Drive Executive Producer

In the second installment of Philosophy Mixed, Kimberly Clay and Dr. Craig Hanks talk with Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Dr. Flore Chevaillier, professor in the Texas State English department and author of The Body of Writing: an Erotics of Contemporary American Fiction (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (The Ohio State University Press, 2017).

In this episode, we discuss freedom versus control over human bodies and the effect that has on our autonomy.

For more research on this topic, we recommend The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, the writings of Hélène Cixous, Caroline Gnagy’s Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Vas: An Opera in Flatland by Steve Tomasula, pictured below.

Featured illustration by Erin Garrigan.

Asia Daggs

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