Volume 06, Number 3, May 1996

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Table of Contents




“How to Get Out of the Room That Is the Book?” Paul Auster and the Consequences of Confinement

Stephen A. Fredman


Disney and the Imagineering of Histories

Scott Schaffer


Male Pro-Feminism and the Masculinist Gigantism of Gravity’s Rainbow

Wes Chapman


The Intimate Alterity of the Real

Charles Shepherdson


Hyperweb (Hypertext)

Adrian Miles


Youngest Brother of Brothers

Chris Semansky


My Name in Water, Adumbration, Offering, and Depth Perception

Cory Brown


Popular Culture Column


The Slow Apocalypse: A Gradualist Theory of the World’s Demise

Andrew McMurry


Review Essays


“Ends and Means: Theorizing Apocalypse in the 1990’s.” Review of Lee Quinby, Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1994), Stephen D. O’Leary, Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric, (New York: Oxford UP, 1994), Richard Dellamora, Apocalyptic Overtures: Sexual Politics and the Sense of an Ending (New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994).

James Berger


“A Millennial Poetics.” Review of Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris, eds., Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry (Volume One: From Finde Sie’cle to Negritude). Berkeley U of California P, 1995.

Kenneth Sherwood


“Personal Effects, Public Effects, Special Effects: Institutionalizing American Poetry.” Review of Jed Rasula, The American Poetry Wax Museum: Reality Effects, 1940-1990. National Council of Teachers of English.

Joe Amato


“The Problem of Strategy: How to Read Race, Gender, and Class in the Colonial Context.” Review of Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Anjali Arondekar


“Bisexuals, Cyborgs, and Chaos.” Review of Marjorie Garber, Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Kelly Cresap


“Schama and the New Histories of Landscape.” Review of Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1995.

Mark Shadle