Gloss on Playing with Rules

Gloss on Playing with Rules

Throughout this riposte, Golumbia directly quotes and responds to assertions made by Brian Lennon in his book review of Golumbia’s The Cultural Logic of Computation and Mark McGurl’s The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing. Lennon’s review can be accessed here: Gaming the System as well as via the “Riposte To” link above.

Additionally, longer quotes that provide a bit more context are also provided in the glosses below. Here, for example, is the entire sentence from which this quote is taken: “But the other filament in Golumbia’s theoretical braid, one which sits at some odds with the spirit of this poststructuralist salvage operation, is a Weberian conflation of capitalist rationalism with evangelical Christianity, which Golumbia doesn’t do much to differentiate, in The Cultural Logic of Computation, from that counter-mystification through which modern liberal and left Euro-Atlantic secular intellectuals have imagined themselves somehow undefiled by the permeative cultural Christianity they discern in the enterprises of their declared opponents.”

Publication date: 
2010-04-30
Author name: 
Andrew Burchiel: