Joe Amato

Joe Amato's most recent book is Bookend: Anatomies of a Virtual Self, published by the State University of New York Press; like everyone else in North America, he's hard at work on a memoir, No Outlet: Making it back from the wrong side of the tracks.

who is michael bérubé and why is he saying these terrible things about us?


Joe Amato muses on academic stardom, the poetics list, and the corporation that motors his university.

sokal text: another funny thing happened on the way to the forum


Joe Amato on the Social Text controversy.

Richard Powers after Louis Zukofsky: A Prospectus of the Sky


From Zukofsky’s “A” to Powers’ Goldbug Variations, in search of a social ecology of the self-discursive text.

Works Cited


Works Cited

Byrd, Don. The Poetics of the Common Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.

—. “The Shape of Zukovsky’s Canon.” Terrell 163-185.

Hatlen, Burton. “From Modernism to Postmodernism: Zukofsky’s ‘A’-12.” Scroggins 214-229.

Kenner, Hugh. “Two Pieces on ‘A.’” Terrell 187-202.

Labinger, Jay A. “Encoding an Infinite Message: Richard Power’s Gold Bug Variations.” Configurations 3.1 (Winter 1995): 79-93.