Volume 14, Number 1, September 2003

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Exiles on Main Stream: Valuing the Popularity of Postcolonial Literature

Chris Bongie


Postmodern Historiography: Politics and the Parallactic Method in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon

Christy L. Burns


Constellation and Critique: Adorno’s Constellation, Benjamin’s Dialectical Image

Steven Helmling


Smart Bombs, Serial Killing, and the Rapture: The Vanishing Bodies of Imperial Apocalypticism

Peter Yoonsuk Paik



An Exchange


Baudrillard, September 11, and the Haunting Abyss of Reversal

Leonard Wilcox


Reply to Leonard Wilcox

Brad Butterfield



Review Essay


“Gullivers, Lilliputians, and the Root of Two Cultures.” A review of Arkady Plotnitsky, The Knowable and the Unknowable: Modern Science, Nonclassical Thought, and the “Two Cultures.” Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan P, 2002.

Claudia Brodsky Lacour





“Materiality is the Message.” A review of N. Katherine Hayles, Writing Machines. Cambridge: MIT P, 2002.

Del Doughty


“Responsible Stupidity.” A review of Avital Ronell, Stupidity. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2001.

Diane Davis


“The Speedy Citizen.” A review of Elaine Scarry, Who Defended the Country? Elaine Scarry in a New Democracy Forum on Citizenship, National Security, and 9/11. Boston: Beacon, 2003.

Valerie Karno


“Theatres of Memory: The Politics and Poetics of Improvised Social Dancing in Queer Clubs.” A review of Fiona Buckland, Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2002.

Theresa Smalec