David Hadbawnik has posted a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal Kadar Koli that engages "with the relation between violence and contemporary poetry." I'm enthusiastically amplifying this CFP for what looks to me like a great project. The journal wants poetry, short critical statements, longer essays, and visual arts, by JANUARY 15. Look here for more.
On the question of violence: at dinner the other day, my wife asked me why Zizek used the terms "subjective" and "objective" rather than, say, "personal" and "systemic" in his analysis of violence. The only answer I had--and it was a pathetically bad one--was that it might have something to do with Hegel. Any ideas, world?
EDIT: 10:40am. occurred to me that not everyone has read Zizek on violence. To help, see here and here for some screenshots of the appropriate pages from my How to Make a Human that might clarify matters.