Membertheo ploeg

dedicated accelerationist. tells stories of possible futures. lives happily in the extreme now. researches, teaches, talks and writes. loves cats (especially adorno), pop culture, design and (new) media. lives in the old heart of europe. investigates the theory and praxis of living in an accelerating world at studio hyperspace. co-founder of frnkfrt, webzine for pop, media and culture critique, and buro neue. teaches and researches at the maastricht academy of media design & technology. contributes to neuzeit, frnkfrt and dj broadcast, writes regularly for other media and blogs occasionally at

MemberJon Stanton Woodson

My new book __Oragean Modernism: a lost literary movement, 1924-1953__ has been published as a Kindle ebook at The book is now also in paper at The paper edition has new features. It is indexed, and there are new illustrations.I am requesting comments on the manuscript to serve as peer reviews for an alternative method of publishing the book.The study represents a breakthrough in the understanding of Modern American literature in the 1930s and 1920s; I mention the Lost Generation in speaking of it, but it encompasses far more that that group. The following is a precis of the book:Oragean Modernism: a lost literary movement, 1924-1953.In 1920 P.D. Ouspensky electrified the cultural avant-garde from New York to Moscow with his fourth-dimensional ideas about cosmic consciousness. His book Tertium Organum was a manual for becoming a Superman. He said, “Two hundred conscious people, if they existed and if they find it necessary and legitimate, could change the whole of life on the earth. But either there are not enough of them, or they do not want to, or perhaps the time has not come, or perhaps other people are sleeping too soundly.” In 1925 the American followers of A.R. Orage rose to this challenge. Believing that they were the only force that could save the Earth from destruction, they carried out a master plan steeled by a new morality that faced head-on “the terror of the situation.” Fearlessly determined to intervene in world history, they infiltrated the American Communist party and the publishing industry. The movement included Carl Van Vechten, Djuna Barnes, Nathaniel West, John Dos Passos, Arna Bontemps, Dawn Powell, James Agee, Maxwell Perkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, C. Daly King, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Dorothy West and many more. In Oragean Modernism, a lost literary movement Jon Woodson reveals the coded contents of their published writings—which were many of the stellar works of 20th century American literary.Write to me directly at

MemberEmmy Ready

Emmy Smith Ready will be conferred her PhD in Spanish Language and Literature from New York University in September 2016. She successfully defended her dissertation, “La Renaixença in New/Nueva/Nova York: An Exploration of Catalan Immigrant Print Culture,” in July 2016. Emmy started a small business, Ready Languages, almost ten years ago to provide translation, curriculum development, editing, educational, and other language-related services to various companies, schools, and individuals. Currently, she is a Spanish Content Editor for IXL Learning and hopes to grow her business now that she has finished her doctoral studies.

MemberSusanne Korbel

Dr. Susanne Korbel is an FWF-funded researcher and lecturer at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz specializing in Cultural Studies, Migration Studies, and Jewish history. In fall 2019, she is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton. She is working on a project on new, non-exclusive narratives of the history of Jews in Vienna around 1900 based on everyday life encounters and relations aiming to overcome narratives of particularity. She is about to publish her first book, entitled Auf die Tour! Jüdinnen und Juden in Singspielhalle, Kabarett und Varieté zwischen Habsburgermonarchie und Amerika um 1900. She has held fellowships in Jerusalem, New York, Tübingen, and taught as visiting faculty at the Andrássy University Budapest and the University of Haifa. She studied Cultural Studies, History and Cultural Anthropology in Graz, Jerusalem, Budapest, and New York and earned her doctoral degree from the University of Graz.