Volume 04, Number 2, January 1994
Table of Contents
Guest editors: Glen Scott Allen and Stephen Bernstein
Raids on the Conscious: Pynchon’s Legacy of Paranoia and the Terrorism of Uncertainty in Don DeLillo’s Ratner’s Star
Glen Scott Allen
Guest editor: Tan Lin
Judith Goldman and Lisa Jarnot
Four Poems: “Ode To Woody Strode”, “Removing The Obelisk”, “Parental Guidance”, and “The Permanence Of Whim To Providence”
Popular Culture Column
“Anna Deveare Smith’s Voices at Twilight.” Review of The Mark Taper Forum Production of “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” a work-in-progress that is part of the “On the Road: A Search for American Character” series conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith. Directed by Emily Mann. Set design by Robert Brill. Costume design by Candice Donnelly. Lighting by Allen Lee Hughes. Original music by Lucia Hwong.
“Queer Bodies of Knowledge: Constructing Lesbian and Gay Studies.” Review of Abelove, Henry, Michele Anna Barale, and David M. Halperin, eds. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1993, and Gever, Martha, John Greyson, and Pratibha Parmar, eds. Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video. New York: Routledge, 1993.
“A Postmodern Foundation for Political Practice?” Review of McGowan, John. Postmodernism and Its Critics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.
Linda Ray Pratt
“Exaggerated History.” Review of Susan Howe, The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1993, and Susan Howe, The Nonconformist’s Memorial. New York: New Directions, 1993.
“Grown-Ups and Fanboys.” Review of Sabin, Roger. Adult Comics: An Introduction. London and New York: Routledge, 1993.
“Malice: The New American Hero.” Review of Malice, Directed by Harold Becker. Screenplay by Aaron Sorking and Scott Frank. Castlerock, 1993. — Review Editor: Jim English.
M. Daphne Kutzer