Tag: theory

How to Avoid Being Paranoid


“Sedgwick’s emphasis is on generating concepts that add to the complexity and inclusiveness of our representations, rather than trying to prescribe the right revolutionary path.” Melissa Gregg reviews Eve Sedgwick’s Touching Feeling.

Johanna Drucker's response (excerpt)


Johanna Drucker counters hands-off poetics with practice.

I'll be a postfeminist in a postpatriarchy, or, Can We Really Imagine Life after Feminism?


From origin stories to progressive science fiction, Lisa Yaszek studies the changing face of feminsim.

HYPER-LEX: A Technographical Dictionary


Paul Harris hybridizes the terms of hypertextual discourse and takes it to a higher power.

From Mystorian to Curmudgeon: Skulking Toward Finitude


Marcel O’Gorman offers a candid account of what it means to introduce the computer apparatus into teaching in the humanities.

On Materialities, Meanings, and The Shape of Things


Lori Emerson reviews The Shape of the Signifier by Walter Benn Michaels.

Attacked from Within


In the triad of Verso pamphlets on 9/11, Nick Spencer sees a convergence of postmodern critique (against the capitalist culture of postmodernity).

Not Pessimistic Enough


Reflections on Creative Writing as potentially part of the tradition of the avant garde.

Re-Clearing the Ground: A Response to Linda Brigham


Mark Hansen responds to Linda Brigham’s review of Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing.

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.