Tempering the myth of global variety, David Golumbia processes the dominance of English in digital environments - and a highly standardized English at that.
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.
On the occasion of a new novel by Joseph McElroy and the Overlook Press reissue of McElroy's earlier work, Andrew Walser initiates a revaluation.
Further on McElroy and a novel that reflects the mind's helter-skelter workings while (for the protagonist) creating many occasions for avoidance.
John Cayley dadas up the digital, revealing similarities of type across two normally separate, unequal categories: image and text. "Neither lines nor pixels but letters," finally, unite.
Michael Boyden reflects on the stubborn and idiosyncratic fiction of Harry Mathews and introduces a new ebr gathering of work on and by Mathews.
Amy J. Elias reviews Madhu Dubey's second book Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism and gauges the argument that we can locate within literary history a distinctive African American strain of postmodernism.