Karen Barad Page


Notes on a book and some subsequent articles by K Barad, some commentaries and 'applications' of diffraction by fans.

Barad herself
Notes of a video presentation
Meeting the Universe Halfway

Diffracting Diffraction: Cutting Together–Apart.
Troubling Time/s (written 10 years after the book,another diffractive reading with an experimental novella)

On Touching
Quantum Entanglement as Derrida's hauntology
On nothingness (develops more on the quantum vacuum as in the above)
Post-human performativity (a 2003 piece outlining the basics  of the 2007 book --dense theorising)
On Foucault and Butler (an early 1998 discussion -- the material is summarised in the 2007 book chapters 4 & 5. It does not describe her method as 'diffraction')

 
See also commentaries and 'applications':
Murris and Bozalek
Murris
Udén has an excellent critique based on a literature review of 51 'applications' of diffraction
Three examples of diffractive readings (Cheder, Lenz Taguchi & Palmer, Mazzei)
Geerts & van der Tuin (diffractive reading of de Beauvoir and Irigaray)
Lenz Taguchi on diffractively reading research data

Hollin et al on relations with 'mainstream' STS and the ethical implications of agential cuts as they exclude alternatives
Hill comparing reflective and diffractive  teacher practitioners
Ulmer 'diffracting' Bennett and Anzaldúa to see that teacher leadership is complex
Sehgal 'diffracts' (works in) Whitehead -- why?
Lanas et al address some interesting work on how trainee teachers manage educational theory - not as resistance, they conclude but as diffraction


Two more general discussion papers of my own:
Vol 1 -- a critical discussion on Barad on the applicability of quantum theory
Vol 2 -- a critical discussion of diffraction as a methodology in qualitative research