“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.”
Julie Cupples reviews a retrospective collection of essays by Chandra Mohanty on the geopolitics of gender and race.
Late Breaking: William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Rob Wittig post from Notre Dame University on the &Now festival of writers and writing.
Joseph Tabbi reviews Joe Conte’s Design and Debris and gauges the argument for chaotics-as-aesthetics across media.
Larry McCaffery reframes his 1989 essay on the “postmodern turn” in rock’n’roll music.
Diane Goodman on the anthology that helped put the term “postfeminism” into circulation.
Ronald Sukenick turns hypercapitalism inside out, and finds no place to hide.
Linda Brigham reviews Incorporations, the most recent collection from Zone Books.
Shells, Tents, Slaps, Shocks: Steffen Hantke works slowly, from within, to get at McElroy’s nonlinear narrative.
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.