Tag: postmodern

Weight Inward into Lightness: A Reading of Canoe Repair


“The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration.” Flore Chevaillier offers one way to fill in the gaps of Joseph McElroy “Canoe Repair.”

Feminism, Geography, and Chandra Mohanty


Julie Cupples reviews a retrospective collection of essays by Chandra Mohanty on the geopolitics of gender and race.

&Now Conference Review


Late Breaking: William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Rob Wittig post from Notre Dame University on the &Now festival of writers and writing.

Confronting Chaos


Joseph Tabbi reviews Joe Conte’s Design and Debris and gauges the argument for chaotics-as-aesthetics across media.

White Noise/White Heat, or Why the Postmodern Turn in Rock Music Led to Nothing but Road


Larry McCaffery reframes his 1989 essay on the “postmodern turn” in rock’n’roll music.

What is chick-lit?


Diane Goodman on the anthology that helped put the term “postfeminism” into circulation.

Avant-PoPoMo Now


Ronald Sukenick turns hypercapitalism inside out, and finds no place to hide.

Academia, Inc.


Linda Brigham reviews Incorporations, the most recent collection from Zone Books.

McElroy's Metropolitan Constructions


Shells, Tents, Slaps, Shocks: Steffen Hantke works slowly, from within, to get at McElroy’s nonlinear narrative.

Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy


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.