Volume 17, Number 3 May, 2007

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Motor Intentionality: Gestural Meaning in Bill Viola and Merleau-Ponty

Carrie Noland


The Swerve Around P: Literary Theory after Interpretation

Jeffrey T. Nealon


Riven: Badiou’s Ethical Subject and the Event of Art as Trauma

Robert Hughes


Badiou’s Equations–and Inequalities: A Response to Robert Hughes’s “Riven”

Arkady Plotnitsky


Toward a Photography of Love: The Tain of the Photograph in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red

E.L. McCallum


Narrowing the Range of Permissible Lies: Recent Battles in the International Image Tribunal

Jim Hicks




“Adorno Public and Private.” A review of T.W. Adorno, History and Freedom: Lectures 1964-1965 (Cambridge: Polity, 2006); Adorno, Letters to His Parents: 1939-1951 (Cambridge: Polity, 2006); Adorno and Thomas Mann, Correspondence 1943-1955 (Cambridge: Polity, 2006); and Christina Gerhardt, ed., “Adorno and Ethics,” special issue of New German Critique 97 (Winter 2006).

Steven Helmling


“Futures of Negation: Jameson’s Archaeologies of the Future and Utopian Science Fiction.” A review of Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions (New York: Verso, 2005).

Kyle A. Wiggins


“Performance and Politics in Contemporary Poetics: Three Recent Titles from Atelos Press.” A review of Laura Moriarty, Ultravioleta (Berkeley: Atelos, 2006); Jocelyn Saidenberg, Negativity (Berkeley: Atelos, 2006); and Juliana Spahr, The Transformation (Berkeley: Atelos, 2006).

Eric Keenaghan


“BONKS and BLIGHTY? Oh, Tabloid Britain!” A review of Martin Conboy, Tabloid Britain: Constructing A Community Through Language. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Brook Miller