Like other readers published by Cassandra Press, Reader on Medea: Free Will, Suicide, and Self-Determination takes a cultural signifier or thematic topic, in this case the Greek myth of Medea, as a starting point for a larger political dialogue. Included in this thick, spiral-bound zine are photocopies of literature and academic criticism that address the predominant themes of Medea through postcolonial, feminist, and queer theory.
Leo C. Curran, “Rape and Rape Victims in teh Metamorphoses”
Aimé Césaire, “Return to My Native Land, exerpt”
Fred Moten, Chapter 6, “Fantasy in the Hold,” The Undercommons.
Richard Bell, “Slave Suicide, Abolition and the Problem of Resistance”
Rosi Braidotti, “Nomadic Theory, Transposing Differences”
Andrea Smith, “QUEER THEORY AND NATIVE STUDIES: The Heteronormativity of Settler Colonialism”
Zakia Salime, “New Feminism as Personal revolutions: Microrebellious Bodies”
Arik Moran, “Sati and Sovereignty in Theory and Practise,” Kingship and Polity on the Himalayan Borderland: Raiput Identity during the Early Colonial Encounter.
Alison Liebling, “Prison Suicide and Prisoner Coping”
Michel de Cerceu, “The Practice of Everyday Life, intro”
“The well-being of the enslaved: accidents, self-injury and suicide”
Virginie Despentes, “Sleeping with the Enemy,” King Kong Theory
Denise Ferreira da Silva, “Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism and Refusal Beyond the Limits of Critique”
Bracha Ettinger in conversation with Emmanuel Levinas, “What Would Eurydice Say?”
Arnav Gupta, “Excerpt from: Memoirs of a Shadow President”
CASSANDRA is a publishing project by Kandis Williams, and Taylor Doran, and Jordan Nassar producing lo-fi activist and academic texts, flyers, posters, pamphlets and readers, in hopes of spreading ideas and sharing perspectives, promoting dialogue, and inspiring further and wider-spread political and social activism.