Tag: identity



Rob Swigart’s “Seeking” is a clever and funny story whose roots lie in the materialization of internet interdating connections. Moving through the technological and media reductions of desire, Swigart parallels the overarching theme of “seeking” with a form that is itself punctuated with questions.

Geek Love Is All You Need


Steven Shaviro reviews Shelley Jackson’s Half Life, the first print-based novel by a pioneering hypertextualist.

Modernism Reevaluated


Walton Muyumba reviews two books: Michael Soto’s The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance and American Literature (2004) and Manuel Martinez’s Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent from Jack Kerouac to Tomás Rivera (2003).

On Materialities, Meanings, and The Shape of Things


Lori Emerson reviews The Shape of the Signifier by Walter Benn Michaels.

Stitching Together Narrative, Sexuality, Self: Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl


George Landow reviews Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson.

Blackness and the Migratory Drive


Walton Muyumba reviews Randall Kenan’s massive meditation on race and introduces a new word into the discourse on African American literature: zugenruhe.