Volume 09, Number 1, September 1998

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Editors’ Note




The Postcolonial Bazaar: Thoughts on Teaching the Market in Postcolonial Objects

Bishnupriya Ghosh


Cybernetymology and ~ethics

Alec McHoul


Poetics, Polemic, and the Question of Intelligibility

Benjamin Friedlander


A.R. Ammons and “the only terrible health” of Poetics

Kevin McGuirk


What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry: A Recent View from St. Petersburg–A Translation of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s “On the Superfluous”

Evgeny Pavlov




“Another Country: Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary South Africa.” A review of Jeremy Cronin, Even the Dead: Poems, Parables, and a Jeremiad. Cape Town: David Philip, 1997; and Sarah Nuttall and Carli Coetzee, eds, Negotiating the Past: The Making of Memory in South Africa. Oxford UP, 1998.

Rita Barnard


“Shaping an African American Literary Canon.” A review of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay , general editors. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. Includes an audio companion compact disc with 21 selections; and Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition. Patricia Liggins Hill, general editor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Includes an audio companion compact disc with 26 selections.

Robert Elliot Fox


“Real Virtuality: Slavoj Zizek and ‘Post-Ideological’ Ideology.” A review of Slavoj Zizek, The Plague of Fantasies. London: Verso, 1997.

James S. Hurley


“The Dyer Straits of Whiteness.” A review of Richard Dyer, White. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Todd M. Kuchta


“The Therapeutic Stage/Page: Facts and Fictions about the Dead to Stir the Living.” A review of Peggy Phelan, Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories. L ondon and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Theresa Smalec




Ride the Classics ‘Coast to ‘Coast

Kelly Cresap


IMAGING EmerAgency: A Conversation With Gregory Ulmer

Joel Weishaus