Tag: avant-garde

Lift This End: Electronic Literature in a Blue Light

2013-04-02

Taking recent writings-of-internet as test cases, Stuart Moulthrop demonstrates the folly of deploying modernist compositional models, even avant-garde theories of citational and conceptual poetry recently popularized by Kenneth Goldsmith and the Flarf poets, to read born-digital writing. Though it may be fun, it’s ultimately futile to interpret the contingent output of an “interface in process” as a poem existing in a fixed, terminable state. Perhaps, then, interfacing with databases is becoming integral to not just electronic literature and digital poetics but all forms of literary study and practice?

The Assimilation of Text by Image

2012-10-07

Jhave’s wide-ranging history and prospectus alerts us to cognitive, material, and mythic dimensions of the nexus of image and text. By showing how text evolved into image, the essay traces a new malleability, dimensionality, and embodiment of writing. The contemporary image-text is a quasi-object with experimental literary qualities as well as an almost organic media dynamism.

Welcome to Baltimore

2003-04-21

Picking up Lance Olsen’s theme of thinking as digestion, Michael Martone chews on what’s Avant Garde about Baltimore.

How to Fail (at) Fiction and Influence Everybody: A Review of Penthouse-F by Richard Kalich

2011-10-17

Richard Kalich’s latest protagonist is Richard Kalich, but one critic views this postmodern occupation of the novel as an opportunity - even an encouragement - to forget about him.

A Poetry of Noesis

2004-08-25

On Joseph McElroy’s Fiction as a lifelong, dramatic investigation of noesis - that abstract but
evocative concept rooted in Platonic idealism and redefined(through Phenomenology) as
those ineluctable acts of consciousness that constitute reality.

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

2004-05-24

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

Avant-PoPoMo Now

1996-04-01

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

In My Own Recognizance

2003-09-16

Ronald Sukenick on Extreme Fiction.

Narratological Amphibiousness, or: Invitation to the Covert History of Possibility

2003-04-24

Lance Olsen continues the FC/2 authors’ discussion of Carole Maso’s AVA and adds some bits on Laird Hunt, Mark Z Danielewski, Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley, and other recent U.S. avant-gardists.