Volume 10, Number 1, September 1999

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Table of Contents


Editors’ Announcements


New Co-Editor

Lisa Brawley and James F. English


PMC Essay Prize Winners

Lisa Brawley and James F. English




“This Book Spill Off the Page in All Directions”: What Is the Text of Naked Lunch?

Carol Loranger


Love and the Debasement of Being: Irigaray’s Revisions of Lacan and Heidegger

Krzysztof Ziarek


Technical Ex-Communication: How a Former Professional Engineer Becomes a Former English Professor

Joe Amato


Theoretical Tailspins: Reading “Alternative” Performance in Spin Magazine

Jim Finnegan


Terrible Beauties: Messianic Time and the Image of Social Redemption in James Cameron’s Titanic

Patrick McGee


Review Essay


“Friedrich Kittler’s Media Scenes–An Instruction Manual.” A review of Friedrich Kittler, Literature, Media, Information Systems: Essays. Amsterdam: G+B Arts, 1997.

Marcel O’Gorman




“Contesting Globalisms: The Transnationalization of U.S. Cultural Studies.” A review of Fredric Jameson and Masao Miyoshi, The Cultures of Globalization. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998, and Lisa Lowe and David Lloyd, The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1997.

Claudia Sadowski-Smith


“Postcolonial Reading.” A review of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.

Mark Sanders


“Of Tea Parties, Poverty Tours, and Tammany Pow-wows; or, How Mr. Clinton Distanced Us All from Pine Ridge.” A review of Philip J. Deloria, Playing Indian. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.

H. Kassia Fleisher


“An Academic Exorcism.” A review of Cary Nelson and Stephen Watt, Academic Keywords: A Devil’s Dictionary. New York and London: Routledge, 1999.

Michael Alexander Chaney


“Memory, Orality, Literacy, Joyce, and the Imaginary: A Virtual History of Cyberculture.” A review of Darren Tofts and Murray McKeich, Memory Trade: A Prehistory of Cyberculture. North Ryde, NSW: A 21*C Book published by Interface, 1998.

Donald F. Theall


The Blair Witch Project: Technology, Repression, and the Evisceration of Mimesis.” A review of The Blair Witch Project. Dir. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Perf. Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams. Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

David Banash