Lila Marz Harper shows the many dimensions of intertextuality between Edwin Abbott's Flatland and Steve Tomasula's VAS. From typography to narratology, Tomasula's "opera in flatland" follows Abbott, in a geometry of fiction that interrogates the biopolitics of today.
Jan van Looy reviews Silvio Gaggi on hypertext fiction up to the early '90s.
Sven Philipp on Cosmopolis and what seems to be a new stage in the critical reception of DeLillo.
In The American Epic Novel, Gilbert Adair presents a "State-of-the-Empire address" that interrogates the epical form in a time where authors no longer talk of writing "The Great American Novel." As Joseph Tabbi finds, such an exploration goes beyond expanding the canon and presents "a new, compelling context for 'the literary' itself."
Luc Herman reviews the collection, Cyberspace Textuality by Marie-Laure Ryan, and warns against the creation of a false dichotomy between the digital and traditional print text.
In between bubble and burst, e-commerce drew much of its content from donated labor. Tiziana Terranova questions just how "free" such labor has proved in practice.
Dennis Cooper's disorienting novel, The Sluts, complicates reader expectations about subjectivity and identity. As a result, Megan Milks notes that it "is either the most honest or the most dishonest literature I have come across."
Luca Di Blasi reads Peter Sloterdijk straight.
Translation by Chris Thomas
Shells, Tents, Slaps, Shocks: Steffen Hantke works slowly, from within, to get at McElroy's nonlinear narrative.