20 Jun 2018 Toward a Minor Theory-Fiction Read Brendan Gillott’s superb review article on Simon Sellars’s Applied Ballardianism, genre, and theory-fiction, at Minor Literatures. Applied Ballardianism is a work which grapples with and is submerged by […] fluidities, of genre, of subject, of person. Precisely in its pseudo-autobiographical qualities, it tries to live its insights and obsessions, to find exemplary failure in the blindnesses that accompany them. […] This is a book of critical epistemology, of questioning what it is we know, what it is we can know, about and through literary texts. The refracted fluorescence of our own critical passions and compulsions visits us outlandishly, like lights in the sky.