restricted access   Volume 24, Numbers 1-2, 2016

Table of Contents


Editor’s Note

pp. 5-7

Materialisms I

Why Materialisms Matter

pp. 9-26

Knots: Notes for a Daemonic Naturalism

pp. 27-45

Dark Matters: Race and the Antebellum Logic of Decorporation

pp. 47-63

Identity vs. Embodiment: A Materialist Rethinking of Intersex and Queerness

pp. 65-79

Material Witness: Conservation Ethics and the Scrolls of Auschwitz

pp. 81-97

The Bureaucrat Inside: Kafka, Office Media, and the End of Authorship

pp. 99-119

Nature and the “Industry that Scorched It”: Adorno and Anthropocene Aesthetics

pp. 121-135

Dark Correlationism: Mysticism, Magic, and the New Realisms

pp. 137-153

Materialisms II

Object Emotions

pp. 155-170

The Fact of Resonance: An Acoustics of Determination in Faulkner and Benjamin1

pp. 171-186

Tiling Over the Modern Pathos: Memory, Crisis, and the Emergence of a Taiwanese Surface

pp. 187-205

Pop Music and Schizophrenia: Kylie Minogue’s Telepathic Affect-Objects

pp. 207-223

Planetary Dejection: An Ode to the Commons1

pp. 225-239

Are We Being Materialist Yet?

pp. 241-257

General Articles

The Ethics of the Signifier: Wilde and Lacan

pp. 259-278

Home and Exilic Consciousness: Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaugherhouse-Five and William Spanos’ In the Neighborhood of Zero

pp. 279-291

Relaxing the Avant-Garde: Tan Lin and the Language-Oriented Tradition

pp. 293-307

Voices without the Courage to End or the Strength to Go On: Averted Narratives in Chekhov’s “Champagne” and Beckett’s “The Expelled”

pp. 309-325

The Hysteric’s Wound: Productive Failure in Narrative Film

pp. 327-344

“The Voice of an Animal”: Robert Bresson and Narrative Form

pp. 345-370

Sounding the Multitrack Imagination

pp. 371-384

Imagining a Professional Future: Cognitive Criticism in Our Era of Information Work

pp. 385-409

The Other Spaces of La Moustache

pp. 411-419

Revolutionizing the Graphic Novel: A Study of El-Shafee’s Metro

pp. 421-434


Big Data, Time and the Archive

pp. 435-445

Big Data: Communicating Outside the Medium of Meaning

pp. 447-457

On Data, Givens, and Generosity

pp. 459-470


Retrieving Kierkegaard for the Post-9/11 Occasion: A Late Meditation on the Secular

pp. 471-483


Reading by Example

pp. 485-498

Preemptive Logic and the Necessity of Animal Politics

pp. 499-506

The Aesthetic (Re-)Turn: Matter and Method, or Objects and Ontology?

pp. 507-511

Sallow Earth Theory

pp. 513-517

Poe’s Alien Poetics

pp. 519-524


Change Agent: An Interview with Tamara Draut

pp. 525-541

The Studio of Literature: An Interview with Tom Lutz

pp. 543-565

Book Notes

A William V. Spanos Reader: Humanist Criticism and the Secular Imperative ed. by Daniel T. O’Hara, Donald E. Pease, Michelle Martin (review)

pp. 567-569

Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory ed. by Robin Truth Goodman (review)

pp. 569-571

Plant Theory: Biopower and Vegetable Life by Jeffrey T. Nealon (review)

pp. 571-573

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences by William Richards (review)

pp. 574-575

An Ecology of World Literature: From Antiquity to the Present Day by Alexander Beecroft (review)

pp. 575-577

Continental Shifts: Migration, Representation, and the Struggle for Justice in Latin(o) America by John D. “Rio” Riofrio (review)

pp. 578-580

Pluralist Desires: Contemporary Fiction and the End of the Cold War by Philipp Löffler (review)

pp. 580-581

Senses of the Subject by Judith Butler (review)

pp. 582-584

Women and War in Antiquity ed. by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith (review)

pp. 584-586

Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities ed. by Harry C. Boyte (review)

pp. 587-589

The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century ed. by Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru (review)

pp. 589-591

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (review)

pp. 591-593

Notes on Contributors

pp. 596-601