Volume 22, Numbers 1-2, 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

pp. 5-8


Austerity and the Poison of Neoliberal Miseducation

pp. 9-21

Against Austerity: Toward a New Sensuality

pp. 23-39

The Austerity School: Grit, Character, and the Privatization of Public Education

pp. 41-57

A Dog’s Life: Austerity and Conduct in Neoliberal Academe

pp. 59-76

Sunken Treasure: The Cultural Logic of Austerity

pp. 77-95

The Debt Economy and the Politics of Profanation

pp. 97-110

Austere Subjectivity and Tea Parties: Between Individual Freedom and the Individualization of Risk

pp. 111-131

Austerity and the Speculative Logic of Derivatives

pp. 133-148

Ordinary Happiness: Marilynne Robinson’s Tragic Economies of Debt and Forgiveness

pp. 149-166

Of a Survivalist Tone Adopted in Literary Studies

pp. 167-179

General Articles

Topographies of a Cinematic City: Vladimir Nabokov’s “A Guide to Berlin”

pp. 181-199

Guerrilla Bathes at Noon: Revolutionary Poetics or the Poetics of Anachronism

pp. 201-213

“The Reign of Man is Over”: The Vampire, the Animal and the Human in Maupassant’s “Le Horla”

pp. 215-233

The Acousmatic Voice as the Chiasmatic Flesh: An Analysis of Howard Barker’s Gertrude-the Cry

pp. 235-273

The Potentiality of Study: Giorgio Agamben on the Politics of Educational Exceptionality

pp. 275-292


The Revisionary Muse in Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill: On Literary Politics, Modernist-Style

pp. 293-302


Modernist Studies after Modernism

pp. 303-306

WIMPing Out: Looking More Deeply at Digital Game Interfaces

pp. 307-310

The Performance of Non-Philosophy

pp. 311-314

To Read or Not Read Mental States: The Artful Play of our Mental Activities

pp. 315-318

Said’s Secret Sharer

pp. 319-324

The Future of the Literary Critic: On David Bromwich’s Moral Imagination

pp. 325-333

The Persistence of Temporality

pp. 334-336


The Political Education of Walter Benn Michaels: An Interview

pp. 337-359

The Contemporist: An Interview with Terry Smith

pp. 361-385

Book Notes

Cold Modernism: Literature, Fashion, Art by Jessica Burstein (review)

pp. 387-388

The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal by Joshua Ramey (review)

pp. 388-390

Painting Borges: Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature by Jorge J. E. Gracia (review)

pp. 390-392

Joining the Resistance by Carol Gilligan (review)

pp. 392-394

Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future by Henry A. Giroux (review)

pp. 394-396

Bergson, Politics, and Religion ed. by Alexandre Lefebvre and Melanie White (review)

pp. 396-398

MP3: The Meaning of a Format by Jonathan Sterne (review)

pp. 398-400

Normative Philosophy of Charles S. Peirce ed. by Cornelis de Waal and Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński (review)

pp. 400-402

Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton (review)

pp. 402-404

Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture by Rey Chow (review)

pp. 405-407

Material Difference: Modernism and the Allegories of Discourse by William D. Melaney (review)

pp. 407-409

Conspiracy Theory in Latin Literature by Victoria Emma Pagán (review)

pp. 410-412

Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific by Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. (review)

pp. 412-413

Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern thought and Aesthetics by Gerhard Richter (review)

pp. 414-415

How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art by Paul B. Armstrong (review)

pp. 416-418

The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama by Philip Lorenz (review)

pp. 418-420

Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation by Henry Somers-Hall (review)

pp. 420-422

The Nature of Trauma in American Novels by Michelle Balaev (review)

pp. 422-425

Political Writings by Simone de Beauvoir (review)

pp. 425-427

Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism by Jeffrey T. Nealon (review)

pp. 427-429

Beauty Unlimited ed. by Peg Zeglin Brand (review)

pp. 429-431

Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War by Andrew N. Rubin (review)

pp. 431-434

The Literary Agamben: Adventures in Logopoiesis by William Watkin (review)

pp. 434-436

A Handbook of Modernism Studies ed. by Jean Michel Rabaté (review)

pp. 436-438

Notes on Contributors

pp. 440-443