Volume 04, Number 1, September 1993

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“It Dread Inna Inglan”: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dread, and Dub Identity

Peter Hitchcock


On the Bull’s Horn with Peter Handke: Debates, Failures, Essays, and a Postmodern Livre de Moi

Stephanie Hammer


A Schizoanalytic Reading of Baudelaire: The Modernist as Postmodernist.

Eugene W. Holland


Mapplethorpe’s Art: Playing with the Byronic Postmodern

Elizabeth Fay


“Another Autumn Refrain” and “Two Thirds of a Second at the Center of the Universe”

George Bradley


That was Then: This is Now:Ex-changing the Phallus

Lynda Hart


Dynamic and Thermodynamic Tropes of the Subject in Freud and in Deleuze and Guattari

Martin Rosenberg


Popular Culture Column


If I Only Had a Brain

Steven Shaviro


Review Essays


“Authorizing Memory, Remembering Authority.” A Review of Michael Schudson’s Watergate in American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, and Reconstruct the Past , and Barbie Zelizer’s Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media, and the Shaping of Collective Memory.

Mark Fenster


“‘Imagining the Unimaginable’: J.M. Coetzee, History, and Autobiography.” A Review of David Attwell’s J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing, and J.M. Coetzee, Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews, ed. David Attwell.

Rita Barnard


“Postmodern Communities: the Politics of Oscillation.” A Review of Gianni Vattimo’s The Transparent Society and Giorgio Agamben, The Coming Community.

Heesok Chang


“Practice, Politique, Postmodernism.” A review of Pierre Bourdieu and Lois J.D. Wacquant’s An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology.

J.L. Lemke


“Postmodernist Purity.” A review of Craig Owens’s Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture. Ed. Scott Bryson, Barbara Kruger, Lynne Tillman, and Jane Weinstock.

John McGowan


“Fear of Music.” A review of Andrew Goodwin’s Dancing in the Distraction Factory: Music Televison and Popular Culture.

Andrew Herman


“Idioculture: De-Massifying the Popular Music Audience.” A review of Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil and the Music in Daily Life Project’s My Music. Foreword by George Lipsitz.

Marc Perlman


“The Sound of the Avant-Garde.” A review of Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead, eds., The Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde.

Timothy D. Taylor




Connectionism and Its Consequences

Paul Miers