Volume 05, Number 3, May 1995

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Madness and Automation: On Institutionalization

Phoebe Sengers


The “Mired Sublime” of Nathaniel Mackey’s Song of the Andoumboulou

Paul Naylor


“Song of the Andoumboulou: 23”

Nathaniel Mackey


Towards an Indexical Criticism

Joseph Arsenault and Tony Brinkley


“The Lamentation”

Virginia Hooper


Cultural Trauma and the “Timeless Burst”: Pynchon’s Revision of Nostalgia in Vineland

James Berger


Signifyin(g) on Stein: The Revisionist Poetics of Harryette Mullen and Leslie Scalapino

Elisabeth Frost


Stupid Undergrounds

Paul Mann


Popular Culture Column


Cyberspace, Capitalism, and Encoded Criminality: The Iconography of Theme Park

Jeffrey Cass


Review Essays


“Demystifying Nationalism: Dubravka Ugresic and the Situation of the Writer in (Ex-)Yugoslavia.” Review of Dubravka Ugresic, Fording the Stream of Consciousness. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1993; —, In the Jaws of Life and Other Stories. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1993.

Tatjana Pavlovic


“Techno-Communities.” Review of Steven Jones, ed., Cybersociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community. New York: Sage, 1995.

Mark Poster


“Intermedia ’95.” Review of the 10th Annual International Conference and Exposition on Multimedia and CD-ROM. March, 1995. Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA.

Wendy Anson


“Rethinking Agency.” Review of Patricia Mann, Micropolitics: Agency in a Postfeminist Era. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Rebecca Chung


“Presenting Paradise.” Review of Elizabeth Buck, Paradise Remade: The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai’i. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1993.

Myles Breen


“New Political Journalism.” Review of Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes: The Way to the White House. New York: Random House, 1992.

Tom Benson


“The Ethics of Ethnocentrism.” Review of Tzvetan Todorov, On Human Diversity. Trans. Catherine Porter. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1993.

Ivan Strenski