Tag: berube

False Pretenses, Parasites, and Monsters


Tom Leclair surveys six gargantuan texts - both hyper- and print - and finds that size is not all that matters.

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.

Exterminate the Brutes: Fighting Back Against the Right


Should the Left pool its resources and buy CBS? Robert Markley offers strategies for avoiding Patrick Buchanan’s jihad.

A Project for a New Consultancy


Joseph Tabbi and Gregory Ulmer discuss what intellectual work will be like in the new electracy.

Virtual Communities?: Public Spheres and Public Intellectuals on the Internet


Can electronic conversations reconstitute Bérubé’s lost public sphere? A Marxist analysis by Jamie Daniel.

Cultural Criticism and The Politics of Selling Out


In this feature essay from the spring of 1996, Michael Bérubé claimed that left intellectuals have little choice but to sell out, if they want to make a difference in the culture they critique.
But which way is out? And who gets to go public?

Them, Meaning Us


Former FC2 Co-publisher Curtis White defends radical fiction against Left radical intellectuals.