Volume 03, Number 2, January 1993

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Table of Contents


Symposium on Russian Postmodernism


Post-Soviet Subjectivity

Barrett Watten


from Phosphor. (Tr. Lyn Hejinian and Elena Balashova)

Arkadii Dragomoshchenko


A Symposium on Russian Postmodernism, Oct. 26-Nov. 25, 1992

Jerome McGann, Vitaly Chernetsky, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Mikhail Epstein, Lyn Hejinian, Bob Perelman, and Marjorie Perloff


Russian Postmodernism: An Oxymoron?

Marjorie Perloff


A Draft Essay on Russian and Western Postmodernism

Mikhail Epstein




The Four Luxembourgs (fiction)

Vladislav Todorov


Bodies and Technologies: Dora, Neuromancer, and Strategies of Resistance

Wendy Wahl


Derrida/Fort-da: Deconstructing Play

Alan Aycock


Towards a Theory of Hypertextual Design

Kathleen Burnett


Popular Culture Column


Introducing Mail Art: A Karen Elliot interview with Crackerjack Kid and Honoria



Review Essays


“Deuteronomy Comix.” A review of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash.

Stuart Moulthrop


“Consuming Megalopolis.” A review of Celeste Olalquiaga’s Megalopolis: Contemporary Cultural Sensibilities.

Jon Thompson


“Sustainability and Critique.” A review of Will Wright’s Wild Knowledge:Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment.

Philip E. Agre


“Constructing an Archipelago: Writing the Caribbean.” A review of Antonio Benitez-Rojo’s The Repeating Island:The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective.

Susan J. Ritchie


“Hitchcock: The Industry.” A review of Robert E. Kapsis’s Hitchock: The Making of a Reputation.

James Morrison


“Cookbooks for Theory and Performance.” A review of Case, Sue-Ellen and Janelle Reinelt, eds. The Performance of Power: Theatrical Discourse and Politics, and Reinelt, Janelle G. and Joseph R. Roach, eds. Critical Theory and Performance.

Josephine Lee


“Baptismal Eulogies:Reconstructing Deconstruction from the Ashes.” A review of Jacques Derrida’s Cinders, tr. Ned Lukacher, and Jacques Derrida’s The Other Heading: Reflections on Today’s Europe, tr. Pascale-Anne Brault & Michael B. Naas.

Glen Scott Allen




Vaillancourt-Rosenau and Foley, an exchange

Pauline Vaillancourt-Rosenau and Michael W. Foley