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  Volume 17, Numbers 1-2, 2009

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

pp. 5-6 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0025

General Articles

The Repeatable and the Unrepeatable: Žižek and the Future of the Humanities, or Assessing Socrates

pp. 7-25 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0001

Clueless about Class in Academe

pp. 27-39 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0006

Future’s Shock: Plausibility, Preemption, and the Fiction of 9/11

pp. 41-62 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0011

Infotopia: A Report from the Future

pp. 63-77 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0015


pp. 79-94 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0019

Writing Mexico: Travel and Intercultural Encounter in Contemporary American Literature

pp. 95-114 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0023

Gaming and Theory

Governmentality, Neoliberalism, and the Digital Game

pp. 115-127 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0028

The Smooth Spaces of Play: Deleuze and the Emancipative Potential of Games

pp. 129-142 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0004

Logging in and Getting Off: Login, Labor, Literature, and the Subject of the Net

pp. 143-162 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0009

“We Need Radical Gameplay, Not Just Radical Graphics”: Towards a Contemporary Minor Practice in Computer Gaming

pp. 163-180 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0013

Constructing the Ethical Limits of Play in Policy Debates

pp. 181-196 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0017

Installing the Game: Gameplay in the Installation T_Visionarium

pp. 197-203 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0021

World of Warcraft: The Murloc is the Message

pp. 205-213 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0026

Theorising Schmitt’s Friend-Enemy through Deleuzian Folding and First-Person Shooters

pp. 215-230 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0002

Dead Time: Aporias and Critical Videogaming

pp. 231-246 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0007


Reading, Writing, Being: Persians, Parisians, and the Scandal of Identity

pp. 247-253 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0012

Matei Calinescu: The Adventure and Drama of Modernity

pp. 255-260 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0016

Unreading, Rereading, and the Art of Not Reading

pp. 261-266 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0020

Matei Calinescu: An Independent Intellectual

pp. 267-269 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0024

At the Gates of Writing: Matei Calinescu and the Distance Between Rereading and Rewriting

pp. 271-276 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0000

“The Shibboleth of Liberation”: Calinescu’s Postmodernism

pp. 277-280 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0005

Autistic Solitude and the Act of Reading

pp. 281-286 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0010

Calinescu’s Dialogue with Ihab Hassan

pp. 287-290 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0014



pp. 291-306 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0018


Disclosing Enclosure

pp. 307-315 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0022

Young People Are No Longer at Risk: They are the Risk

pp. 317-322 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0027

War, Human Rights, and the American Left: Thoughts Inspired by Michael Bérubé’s The Left At War

pp. 323-332 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0003

Notes on Contributors

pp. 352-354 | DOI: 10.1353/sym.2009.0008

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