Tag: powers

False Pretenses, Parasites, and Monsters


Tom Leclair surveys six gargantuan texts - both hyper- and print - and finds that size is not all that matters.

Racial Remix


Regarding a monumental work on race, time, and classical music that does not lose sight of individual, localized lives.

The Cybernetic Turn: Literary into Cultural Criticism


Joseph Tabbi reviews the essay collection Simulacrum America.

Works Cited


Works Cited

Byrd, Don. The Poetics of the Common Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.

—. “The Shape of Zukovsky’s Canon.” Terrell 163-185.

Hatlen, Burton. “From Modernism to Postmodernism: Zukofsky’s ‘A’-12.” Scroggins 214-229.

Kenner, Hugh. “Two Pieces on ‘A.’” Terrell 187-202.

Labinger, Jay A. “Encoding an Infinite Message: Richard Power’s Gold Bug Variations.” Configurations 3.1 (Winter 1995): 79-93.

Richard Powers after Louis Zukofsky: A Prospectus of the Sky


From Zukofsky’s “A” to Powers’ Goldbug Variations, in search of a social ecology of the self-discursive text.

Are We Posthuman Yet?


Linda Brigham reads How We Became Posthuman the way Katherine Hayles reads novels: as a story that resists both linearity and the analytical ardor of attempts at humanist ordering.

The Medial Turn


Joseph Tabbi identifies a shift in U.S. criticism that has taken place in the eight years separating Susan Strehle’s Fiction in the Quantum Universe and John Johnston’s Information Multiplicity.

The Education of Adams (Henry) / ALAMO


Paul Braffort studies constrained writing from Henry Adams to Braffort’s own ALAMO project, and presents his findings in the form of a Triolet (between 1999 and 2000 words)