Volume 08, Number 3, May 1998

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Ordering the New World: Violence and its Re/Presentation in the Gulf War and Beyond

Simon Chesterman


On the Uses and Abuses of Literature for Life: Gilles Deleuze and the Literary Clinic

Gregg Lambert


Sylvia Plath, Emmanuel Levinas, and the Aesthetics of Pathos

Scott DeShong


Ekphrasis, Escape, and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49

Stefan Mattessich


Welcome to Basementwood: Computer Generated Special Effects in Wired Magazine

Michele Pierson




Postmodern Spacings

Mark Nunes et al.




“‘Note on My Writing’: Poetics as Exegesis.” A review of Susan Howe’s Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974-1979. New York: New Directions, 1996, and Leslie Scalapino’s Green and Black: Selected Writings. Jersey City: Talisman, 1996.

Nicky Marsh


“Eve, Not Edie: The Queering of Andy Warhol.” A review of Jennifer Doyle, Jonathan Flatley, and José Esteban Muñoz, eds.’ Pop Out: Queer War hol. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1996.

Christopher Sieving


“Too Far In to Be ‘Out.'” A review of Mark Russell, ed.’s Out of Character: Rants, Raves, and Monologues from Today’s Top Performance Artists. New York: Bantam, 1997.

Thomas Lavazzi


“Culture on Vacation.” A review of James Clifford’s Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.

Mark Goble


“Hybrid Bound.” A review of José David Saldívar’s Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

Scott Michaelsen


“The Cosmic Internet.” A review of Lee Smolin’s The Life of the Cosmos. New York: Oxford UP, 1997.

Arkady Plotnitsky