Volume 10, Number 2, January 2000

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Table of Contents




Stuplimity: Shock and Boredom in Twentieth-Century Aesthetics

Sianne Ngai


Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis

N. Katherine Hayles


Dada Photomontage and net.art Sitemaps

George Dillon


Stop Making Sense: Fuck ’em and Their Law (… It’s Only I and O but I Like It…)

Bernd Herzogenrath



Tamise Van Pelt


Review Essay


“Grotesque Caricature: Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut as the Allegory of Its Own Reception.” A review of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael. Perf. Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Sydney Pollack. Warner Brothers, 1999.

Stefan Mattessich




“Brecht Our (Post-) Contemporary.” A review of Fredric Jameson, Brecht and Method. London and New York: Verso, 1998.

Steven Helmling


“Veiled and Revealed.” A review of Meyda Yegenoglu, Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism. London and New York: Cambridge UP, 1998.

Nezih Erdogan


“Past, Present and Future: New Historicism versus Cultural Materialism.” A review of John Brannigan, New Historicism and Cultural Materialism. New York: MacMillan, 1998.

Jürgen Pieters


“The Truth About Pina Bausch: Nature and Fantasy in Carnations.” A review of Pina Bausch, Carnations. Perf. Tanztheater Wuppertal. Gammage Auditorium, Tempe. 22 October 1999.

Lynn Houston


“The Critical Idiom of Postmodernity and Its Contributions to an Understanding of Complexity.” A review of Paul Cilliers, Complexity and Postmodernism: Understanding Complex Systems. London: Routledge, 1998.

Matthew Abraham


“Near Collisions: Rhetorical Cultural Studies or a Cultural Rhetorical Studies?” A review of Thomas Rosteck, ed., At the Intersection: Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies. New York: Guilford, 1999.

Brad Lucas


“Utopian Ironies.” A review of Andrew Ross, The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town. New York: Ballantine Books, 1999.

David Schuermer