Diana Lobb tackles the legacy of positivism and the politics of chaotics.
Laura Dassow Walls reconsiders Consilience and finds E. O. Wilson to be more Christian in outlook than the Reverend William Whewell, who originated the term, 'consilience'
Reviewing new scholarship by David Joselit, Molly Nesbit, Thierry de Duve, and Linda Henderson, Hannah Higgins proposes that writing about Duchamp needs to be Duchampian in flavor.
David Cassuto reviews Wild Ideas, a collection of ecocritical essays.
Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry's The New Ecological Order.
Chris Messenger achieves a rare convergence of elite and popular cultural criticism by doing for The Godfather (and its spinoffs) what previous critics have done for Uncle Tom's Cabin.
On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.
Can electronic conversations reconstitute Bérubé's lost public sphere? A Marxist analysis by Jamie Daniel.