Mark Sussman

Mark Sussman is a writer and a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He teaches American literature at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn. You can follow and then immediately unfollow him on Twitter @marksussman.


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Looking for Judith Butler

Looking for Judith Butler

I enjoyed Molly Fischer’s recent piece about Judith Butler for New York magazine, but I think it misses something significant about her ongoing relevance. Fischer concludes by suggesting that discourse about gender has moved beyond the performative theories Butler expounded in Gender Trouble. But Butler still remains wildly relevant on college campuses, particularly for undergraduates. More»

The Poetics of Cindy Crawford

The Poetics of Cindy Crawford

On November 4th, Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog, published a photo of Cindy Crawford reading Uncreative Writing, Kenneth Goldsmith’s new essay collection. There’s no attempt to explain why a former supermodel and current home furnishings magnate would spend her time reading a book of essays about avant-garde poetics More»