CRINGE & COMMITMENT AFTER THE END OF HISTORY by Craig Pollard
A5, 20 pages, Risograph printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2023
Built upon a sense that ‘killing the part of you that cringes’ might have something to do with living after the end of history, this essay inadvertently becomes a reflection on the 2010s. it charts ambivalence as an appropriate response to the ongoing afterlives of neoliberalism and works towards a consideration of cringe-embrace and its latent politics.
Essay presented as a lecture at The NewBridge Project in Newcastle on March 16 2022.