Stephen Hawkins reviews Ronald Schleifer’s Analogical Thinking, arguing that despite Schleifer’s attempts at interdisciplinarity, his book falls short of a truly collaborative approach.
Diana Lobb tackles the legacy of positivism and the politics of chaotics.
Can electronic conversations reconstitute Bérubé’s lost public sphere? A Marxist analysis by Jamie Daniel.
On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.
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.
Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry’s The New Ecological Order.
David Cassuto reviews Wild Ideas, a collection of ecocritical essays.
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
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’