Volume 12, Number 1, September 2001

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Table of Contents




The Otherness of Light

David Grandy


“Be deceived if ya wanna be foolish”: (Re)constructing Body, Genre, and Gender in Feminist Rap

Suzanne Bost


Other than Postmodern?–Foucault, Pynchon, Hybridity, Ethics

Frank Palmeri


Surveillance Sites: Digital Media and the Dual Society in Keith Piper’s “Relocating the Remains”

Ashley Dawson


Reveal Codes: Hypertext and Performance

Rita Raley


Hii-[perlexlicoaorpara=][strophismagien: Geo-grphammmatico-empiro]postr-spgraphicascoepisge

Da-w Gal’ueai


PMC Interview


Against Postmodernism, etcetera–A Conversation with Susan Sontag

Evans Chan




“As Radical as Reality Itself.” A review of Susan Buck-Morss, Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Helen Grace


“The Ecstasy of Speed.” A review of Paul Virilio, A Landscape of Events. Trans. Julie Rose. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Srdjan Smajic


“Complicating Complexity: Reflections on Writing about Pictures.” A review of James Elkins, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles? On the Modern Origins of Pictorial Complexity. New York and London: Routledge, 1999.

Jerzy O. Jura


“Intoxicating Class: Cocaine at the Multiplex.” A review of Traffic. Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Perf. Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid. USA Films, 2000, and Blow. Dir. Ted Demme. Perf. Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Paul Reubens, Ray Liotta. New Line Cinema, 2001.

David Banash


“Utopia in the City.” A review of “Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World.” Special Exhibition at the New York Public Library. October 2000-January 2001.

Piotr Gwiazda


“Art After Ahab.” A review of And God Created Great Whales. Conceived and Composed by Rinde Eckert. Performed by Rinde Eckert and Nora Cole. Directed by David Schweizer. The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker, New York, NY. 9 September 2000.

Jeffrey Insko