Volume 11, Number 3, May 2001

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Table of Contents




The Productive Power of Confessions of Cruelty

Sara L. Knox


Serres Reads Pynchon / Pynchon Reads Serres

Hanjo Berressem


Sciences of the Text

David Herman


Genesis and Structure and the Object of Postmodernism

Lee Spinks


Acts of Becoming: Autobiography, Frankenstein, and the Postmodern Body

Mark Mossman


Review Essay


“Post-Avant-Gardism: Bob Perelman and the Dialectic of Futural Memory .” A review of Bob Perelman, The Future of Memory. New York: Roof Books, 1998.

Joel Nickels




“Will Self’s Transgressive Fictions.” A review of Will Self, Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys. London: Bloomsbury, 1998.

Brian Finney


“Paul de Man, Now More than Ever?” A review of Tom Cohen, et al., eds., Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2001.

Robert S. Oventile


“The Novel: Awash in Media Flows.” A review of John Johnston, Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1998.

Rebecca Rauve


“The Politics of Lack.” A review of Slavoj Žižek, The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology. London: Verso, 1999.

Lasse Thomassen