Tag: heidegger

Two Gestures, While Waiting for a Third


Juggling economies and unknotting threads, Victor Vitanza pulls back to drop the curtain, theoretically, on The Politics of Information.

Ecotourism: Notes on Con-temporary Travel


Thomas Cohen on ecotourism in Bolivia and discovering the post-humans of the past.

Designing Our Disciplines in a Postmodern Age - and Academy


Matt Kirschenbaum on Richard Coyne’s philosophical treatment of technographics.

On an Unhuman Earth


“Why shouldn’t Wordsworth be read through Whitehead? Why shouldn’t the canon of Romantic poetry be read alongside the inscription
technologies of cartography or tour guides?” Eugene Thacker’s
challenge to the recent compartmentalization of academic literary studies is inspired by a reading of Ron Broglio’s book, Technologies of the Picturesque. For Thacker, as for Broglio, literary Romanticism and phenomenological reflection are not the only unifying forces against the dissolution of the technological subject.

On Being Difficult


Ken Hirschkop questions whether poststructuralism and
self-referentiality offer workable alternatives to the military ‘World
Target’ that, according to Rey Chow, provides the framework for
knowledge production in Departments of Comparative Literary Studies.

Digital vs. Traditional?


Luc Herman reviews the collection, Cyberspace Textuality by Marie-Laure Ryan, and warns against the creation of a false dichotomy between the digital and traditional print text.