Volume 07, Number 2, January 1997
Table of Contents
Lenny Bruce’s 1962 Obscenity Trial: Public Culture and the Jewish Entertainer as Cultural Lightning Rod
“The Feathery Rilke Mustaches and Porky Pig Tattoo on Stomach”: High and Low Pressures in Gravity’s Rainbow
Paul Andrew Smith
“‘A Lifetime of Anger and Pain’: Kalí Tal and the Literature of Trauma.” Review of Kalí Tal, Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literature of Trauma. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge UP, 1996.
“Holly Hughes Performing: Self-Invention and Body Talk.” Review of Holly Hughes, Clit Notes: A Sapphic Sampler. New York: Grove, 1996.
“Failing to Succeed: Toward a Postmodern Ethic of Otherness.” Review of Ewa Plonawska Ziarek, The Rhetoric of Failure: Deconstruction of Skepticism, Reinvention of Modernism. Albany: SUNY Press, 1996.
“The Resuscitation of Dead Metaphors.” Review of “Incorporating the Antibody: Women, History and Medical Discourse,” a conference held at the University of Western Ontario, October 5-6, 1996, and the accompanying exhibition “Speculations: Selected Works from 1983-1996,” by Barbara McGill Balfour.
“What Was (the White) Race? Memory, Categories, Change.” Review of Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey, eds, Race Traitor (New York: Routledge, 1996) and Mab Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor (Boston: South End Press, 1994).