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Editorial Remarks

What Becomes of the Subject?

Graham MacPhee


Philip Marlowe, Family Man

Wesley Beal


"Maternal Space" and Intellectual Labor: Gramsci versus Kristeva and Zizek

Dusan I. Bjelic


Polyphony to Silence: The Jurors of the Oresteia
Judith Fletcher


Lorine Niedecker's "after the Bay of Pigs"

Jim Cocola


Back to The Future: Tracking the Moral Imperative In, Of, and Through Samskara

Sharon Pillai



Unsuited to Age Group: The Scandals of Children's Literature

Alyson Miller





Review Essay

Literature in the Midst of Continual Warfare

Reviews of American Literature and Culture in an Age of Cold War: A Critical Reassessment, edited by Steven Belletto and Daniel Grausam, and Plotting Justice: Narrative Ethics and Literary Culture after 9/11, by Georgiana Banital

Joseph George




Book Reviews

Review of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture, by W. Jason Miller

John Hyland
Review of Rebellious Histories: The Amistad Slave Revolt and the Cultures of the Late Twentieth-Century Black Transnationalism, by Matthew J. Christensen

Laura Murphy

Review of Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto, by Michael Michael Epstein. Translated and edited by Igor Klyukanov

Aaron Colton

Review of Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins: Waste and Contamination in Contemporary US Ethnic Literatures, by John Blair Gamber

Emily Johnston

Review of Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo, by Mark C. Taylor

Matt Kavanagh                                               







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