CFP: Myth & Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson, ft. Matt McManus, Ben Burgis, Slavoj Zizek
Submission deadline: December 31, 2019
We're currently looking for individuals interested in guest blogging for the project website of a new text, 'Myth & Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson.' The book includes four contributors -- Matthew McManus, Conrad Hamilton, Ben Burgis, and Marion Trejo -- and is slated to receive a foreword from Slavoj Zizek. If interested, please check out the website -- drjordanbpeterson.ca -- and send an abstract of 50-100 words outlining the structure of your proposed post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a brief description of the project:
A spectre is haunting the left—the spectre. . . of Jordan Peterson.
With his deft performances in interviews and his constant courtship of controversy, Peterson has, since 2016, emerged as the public intellectual par excellence of the political right.
Yet for all the furor he’s engendered amongst progressives, few have been willing to confront his body of work, which melds together neuropsychology and Jung, in rigorous fashion. In this text, four young authors unite to show how Peterson’s addressal of the contradictions characteristic of late capitalist society ultimately conceals a more deeply-reactionary animus. And this animus can only be overcome if, rather than dismissing Peterson outright, we endeavour to understand why he came to exist in the first place.