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  • Notices

Every issue of Postmodern Culture will carry notices of events, calls for papers, and other announcments, up to 250 words, free of charge. Advertisements will also be published on an exchange basis. Send anouncements and advertisements to:

Journal and Book Announcements:

  1. 1. _Essays in Postmodern Culture_

  2. 2. _Black Ice Books_

  3. 3. _Black Sacred Music_

  4. 4. _boundary 2_

  5. 5. _The Centennial Review_

  6. 6. _College Literature_

  7. 7. _Contention_

  8. 8. _Differences_

  9. 9. _Discourse_

  10. 10. _Electronic Journal on Virtual Culture_

  11. 11. _GENDERS_

  12. 12. _M/E/A/N/I/N/G_

  13. 13. _Minnesota Review_

  14. 14. _Nomad_

  15. 15. _October_

  16. 16. _RIF/T_

  17. 17. _SSCORE_

  18. 18. _Studies in Popular Culture_

  19. 19. _Virus 23_

  20. 20. _ViViD Magazine_

  21. 21. _Zines-L_

Calls for Papers and Participants:

  1. 22. _PMC-MOO_

  2. 23. _Call for Papers on Don DeLillo_

  3. 24. _Electronic Journal of Virtual Culture_

  4. 25. _Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture_

  5. 26. _Hypertext Fiction and the Literary Artist_

  6. 27. _Postmodern Culture_

  7. 28. _PSYCHE_

Conferences and Societies:

  1. 29. _The Network Services Conference_

Networked Discussion Groups:

  1. 30. _FEMISA: Feminism, Gender, International Relations_

  2. 31. _HOLOCAUS: Holocaust List_

  3. 32. _NewJour-L_

  4. 33. _Popcult List_


  1. 34. _Duke University: Travel-to-Collections Grants_



Available in December, 1993:

An anthology of essays from _Postmodern Culture_ is forthcoming in print from Oxford University Press. The works collected here constitute practical engagments with the postmodern—from AIDS and the body to postmodern politics.

—“I laughed, I cried. The feelgood

critical book of the year.” —Jonathan Beasley

—“Two thumbs up!” —Chris Barrett


George Yudice, “Feeding the Transcendent Body”

Allison Fraiberg, “Of AIDS, Cyborgs, and other Indiscretions: Resurfacing the Body in the Postmodern”

David Porush and Allison Fraiberg, “Commentary: An Exchange”

Stuart Moulthrop, “You Say You Want a Revolution: Hypertext and the Laws of Media”

Paul McCarthy, “Postmodern Pleasure and Perversity: Scientism and Sadism”

Roberto Maria Dianotto, “The Excremental Sublime: The Postmodern Literature of Blockage and Release”

Audrey Ecstavasia, “Fucking (with Theory) for Money: Towards an Interrogation of Escort Prostitution”

Elizabeth Wheeler, “Buldozing the Subject”

Bob Perelman, “The Marginalization of Poetry”

Steven Helmling, “Marxist Pleasure: Jameson and Eagleton”

Neil Larsen, “Postmodernism and Imperialism: Theory and Politics in Latin America”

David Mikics, “Postmodernism, Ethnicity, and Underground Revisionism in Ishmael Reed”

Barrett Watten, “Post-Soviet Subjectivity in Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and Ilya Kabakov”

ISBN: 0-19-508752-6 (hardbound)

0-19-508753-4 (paper)

_Essays in Postmodern Culture_

will be available at

the MLA in Toronto

December, 1993



_Black Ice Books_ is a new alternative trade paperback series that will introduce readers to the latest wave of dissident American writers. Breaking out of the bonds of mainstream writing, the voices published here are subversive, challenging and provocative. The first four books include:

_Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation_

Edited by Larry McCaffery, this book is an assemblage of innovative fiction, comic book art, unique graphics and various other unclassifiable texts by writers like Samuel Delany, Mark Leyner, William Vollmann, Kathy Acker, Eurdice, Stephen Wright, Derek Pell, Harold Jaffe, Tim Ferret, Ricardo Cortez Cruz and many others.

“One of the least cautious, nerviest editors going, Larry

McCaffery is the No-Care Bear of American Letters.”

— William Gibson.

“A clusterbomb of crazy fiction, from a generation too sane to

repeat yesterday’s lies.”

— Tom Robbins

_New Noir_

Stories by John Shirley

John Shirley bases his stories on his personal experience of extreme people and extreme mental states, and on his struggle with the seduction of drugs, crime, prostitution and violence.

“John Shirley is an adventurer, returning from dark and troubled

regions with visionary tales to tell.”

— Clive Barker

_The Kafka Chronicles_

a novel by Mark Amerika

The _Kafka Chronicles_ is an adventure into the psyche of an ultracontemporary twentysomething guerilla artist who is lost in an underworld of drugs and mental terrorism, where he encounters an unusual cast of angry yet sensual characters

“Mr Amerika—if indeed that is his name—has achieved a unique beauty in his artful marriage of Blake’s lyricism and the iron-in-the-soul of Celine. Are we taking a new and hard-hitting Antonin Artaud? Absolutely. And much more.”

—Terry Southern

_Revelation Countdown_

by Cris Mazza

Stories that project onto the...

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